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News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
May 8, 2018

Workplace Noise and Heart Health

JAMA. 2018;319(18):1854. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.5096

High blood pressure and elevated cholesterol are more common among those with noisy jobs, according to a new CDC study.

More than 22 million US workers are exposed to hazardous levels of noise, which may put them at risk of hearing loss and other health problems, including cardiovascular disease, according to the study’s authors. A recent review for the World Health Organization found an elevated risk of heart disease associated with environmental noise exposure but suggested more high-quality studies are needed.

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