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Document ID (ISN)73920
CIS number 99-2029
ISSN - Serial title 0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Castelo Branco N.A.A., Alves-Pereira M.
Title Vibroacoustic disease
Bibliographic information Mar. 1999, Vol.70, No.3, Section II, Supplement, p.iii-A154. Illus. Bibl.ref.
Abstract Vibroacoustic Disease (VAD) is the clinical manifestation of a systemic disease developed as a result of long-term exposure to high-pressure amplitude, low frequency noise. Studies using small mammals and humans are reported here. Results strongly suggest that long-term exposure to noise levels of the order of 100dB(A) at a frequency spectrum below 500Hz (conditions prevalent in many industrial settings) is likely to lead to pathological sequelae to the cardiorespiratory system and the central nervous system. Evidence is also presented suggesting untoward effects of VAD on the immune system. Topics: aircraft industry; animal experiments; cardiological effects; central nervous system; genetic effects; health hazards; human experiments; long-term exposure; low-frequency noise; neurological effects; noise level; respiratory diseases; tissue damage; vestibular disorders; vibration disease; vibration.
Descriptors (primary) low-frequency noise; vibration; health hazards; long-term exposure; vibration disease
Descriptors (secondary) central nervous system; cardiological effects; noise level; respiratory diseases; vestibular disorders; tissue damage; animal experiments; human experiments; genetic effects; neurological effects; aircraft industry
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePortugal
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Genetic factors in reaction to exposures