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Increased noise from living close to an airport could lead to need for heart attack healthcare plan

Published on 19/10/2010
A healthcare plan to treat heart problems could be needed for those living close to an airport, new research has suggested.

Scientists from the University of Bern in Switzerland have found that people who live under the flight path of low-flying aircraft are more likely to suffer a heart attack because of increased noise levels.

Published in the journal Epidemiology, the study used government records and environmental data to determine the distance from airports of 15,532 Swiss residents who died of heart attacks between late 2000 and the end of 2005.

After accounting for other contributing factors such as air pollution and and income, they found that both the level and duration of aircraft noise increased the risk of a lethal heart attack.

Those exposed to a daily average of at least 60 decibels of noise had a 30 percent greater risk of dying from a heart attack compared with those exposed to less than 45 decibels.

"The effect was especially evident for people who were exposed to really high levels of noise, and was dependent on how long those people had lived in the noisy place," researcher Matthias Egger told Reuters Health.

It follows a recent study that found noisy workplaces could increase the risk of suffering from serious heart problems.
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