Airport Noise Lifts Blood Pressure As You Sleep…

I live near an airport… They spent $30,000 to soundproof my house… I guess it was cheaper than a lawsuit.

Aircraft noise can boost your blood pressure while you’re asleep, say researchers who show that living near an airport isn’t just irritating, it can also be unhealthy.

The louder the noise, the higher a person’s blood pressure went, a finding that suggests people who live near airports may have a greater risk of health problems, says Dr Lars Jarup, who led the study.

High blood pressure can lead to stroke, heart failure, heart attack and kidney failure. It affects more than a billion adults worldwide.

“Living near airports where you have exposure to night-time aircraft noise is a major issue,” says Jarup, an environmental health researcher at Imperial College London.

The European Commission-funded study is published online in the European Heart Journal.


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