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Document ID (ISN)57041
CIS number 91-2015
ISSN - Serial title 0267-8373 - Work and Stress
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Smith A.
Title A review of the non-auditory effects of noise on health
Bibliographic information Jan.-Mar. 1991, Vol.5, No.1, p.49-62. 110 ref.
Abstract This paper reviews epidemiological studies, human experimental studies and animal research on the non-auditory effects of noise on health. The following topics are covered: vegetative responses (e.g. blood pressure, digestion), biochemical effects, excretion of catecholamines, sleep, physical illness, subjective annoyance, and mental health. Combined effects of noise and other occupational health hazards on physiological functioning and health are also reviewed. The results suggest that there are non-auditory health effects. However, these require confirmation in prospective, longitudinal studies with interventions reducing noise levels.
Descriptors (primary) noise; biological effects; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; antifertility effects; cardiological effects; vibration; night work; sleep disturbances; physical hazards; epidemiologic study; animal experiments; human experiments; biochemical effects; neuropsychic effects; research; mental health
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures