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06 October 2010

Workplace noise doubles heart risk

Persistent, loud noise in the workplace more than doubles the risk for heart disease, researchers say. And those most at risk are young men who smoke.

Persistent, loud noise in the workplace more than doubles the risk for heart disease, Canadian researchers say. Among those at highest risk are younger men who smoke, which by itself is a risk factor for heart disease, the study authors noted.

"Noise control is critical to prevent these noise-related diseases. Whenever possible, protect yourself from exposure to excess noise," he advised. The report is published in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

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