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Document ID (ISN)104630
CIS number 06-174
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Chang T.Y., Jain R.M., Wang C.S., Chan C.C.
Title Effects of occupational noise exposure on blood pressure
Bibliographic information Dec. 2003, Vol.45, No.12, p.1289-1296. Illus. 29 ref.
Abstract In a study of 20 workers in an automobile manufacturing company, 24-hour blood pressure and 16-hour noise exposure were measured continuously. Occupational noise levels ranged from 85▒8dBA for high-exposure workers to 59▒4dBA for low-exposure workers. The systolic blood pressure of the high-exposure workers was significantly higher than that of the low-exposure workers during the working period and the sleep period. Diastolic blood pressure was higher in the high-exposure workers over 24 hours and over the working period. Results indicate that occupational noise exposure has both transient and sustained effects on workers' systolic blood pressure.
Descriptors (primary) noise level; motor vehicle industry; blood pressure
Descriptors (secondary) Taiwan (China); noise dosimetry; epidemiologic study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceTaiwan (China)
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Cardiovascular diseases