|Document ID (ISN)||68252|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Melamed S., Bruhis S.
||The effects of chronic industrial noise exposure on urinary cortisol, fatigue, and irritability - A controlled field experiment
||Mar. 1996, Vol.38, No.3, p.252-256. 36 ref.
||Urinary cortisol levels were measured three times a day for 35 textile mill workers; subjective fatigue and post-work irritability were assessed. Under conditions of chronic noise exposure, the cortisol level at the end of the work shift was high and was accompanied by high levels of accumulated fatigue and post-work irritability. Use of earmuffs (average attenuation 30 to 33dB) for a period of seven working days resulted in a decline in cortisol level during the work shift and a concomitant reduction in reported fatigue and post-work irritability. Findings support the view that noise can act as a general stressor.
||noise; biological effects; psychological effects
||hearing protection; continuous noise; determination in urine; mental stress; textile industry; fatigue
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Israel|
||Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)