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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 62  |  Page : 32--41

Noise and children俟Q製 health: Research in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe and Newly Independent States

Katarina Paunovic 
 Institute of Hygiene and Medical Ecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

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Katarina Paunovic
Institute of Hygiene and Medical Ecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Dr. Subotica 8, 11000 Belgrade
Serbia

Many reviews have documented the adverse effects of noise on children俟Q製 health, but the international scientific community was previously unfamiliar with noise research in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), South-East Europe (SEE), and Newly Independent States (NIS). The aim of this review was to present studies on the effects of noise on children俟Q製 health, conducted in aforementioned countries in the second half of the 20 th century, interpret their findings, and criticize their methodology and results wherever possible. This review focused on 30 papers published in national journals in the period from 1965 to 2000. By design, 22 studies were observational and cross-sectional, and eight studies were experimental. The outcomes under the study included auditory changes, stress reactions, sleep disturbances, school performance, upright posture, and vegetative functions. Researchers from CEE, SEE, and NIS were the pioneers in the assessment of noise-induced changes of vegetative functions and blood pressure of children in urban areas, as well as of infants exposed to noise in incubators. Future research should focus on intervention studies and follow-up of children俟Q製 health in relation to noise exposure.


How to cite this article:
Paunovic K. Noise and children's health: Research in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe and Newly Independent States.Noise Health 2013;15:32-41


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Paunovic K. Noise and children's health: Research in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe and Newly Independent States. Noise Health [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Oct 19 ];15:32-41
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