|Document ID (ISN)||57041|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0267-8373 - Work and Stress
|Convention or series no.
||A review of the non-auditory effects of noise on health
||Jan.-Mar. 1991, Vol.5, No.1, p.49-62. 110 ref.
||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.
||noise; biological effects; exposure evaluation
||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
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures