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20 February 2017

City living comes with many perks

City living comes with many perks, but it can also take its toll on your health. In the largest study of its kind, researchers monitored the impact of long-term exposure to air pollution and traffic noise on more than 41,000 people in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Spain over a period of five to nine years. The results show a significantly increased incidence of high blood pressure which is an important factor in illness and premature death. This risk is comparable to being overweight with a body mass index of 25 to 30.

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