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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 61  |  Page : 287--291

Noise and cardiovascular disease: A review of the literature 2008-2011

Hugh Davies1, Irene Van Kamp2 
1 University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine, School of Population and Public Health, Canada
2 National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Centre For Environmental Health Research, Netherlands

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Hugh Davies
UBC School of Population & Public Health 2206 East Mall, Vancouver, BC,V6T 1Z3
Canada

The association between noise and cardiovascular disease has been studied for several decades and the weight of evidence clearly supports a causal link. Nevertheless, many questions remain, such as the magnitude and threshold level for adverse effects of noise, how noise and other cardio-toxic pollutants (such as particulate matter) may interact in disease causation, identification of vulnerable populations, of exposure modifiers (i.e., location of bedrooms) and of other effect-modifiers (i.e., gender), and how epidemiologic methodology can be improved. This review describes contributions to literature over the past 3 years in the area of noise and CVD in general, with particular focus on these questions.


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Davies H, Kamp IV. Noise and cardiovascular disease: A review of the literature 2008-2011.Noise Health 2012;14:287-291


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Davies H, Kamp IV. Noise and cardiovascular disease: A review of the literature 2008-2011. Noise Health [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Jan 27 ];14:287-291
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