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Aircraft noise at night linked to high blood pressure

8 September, 2017

Unit members Klea Katsouyanni and Anna Hansell are among the authors on a cohort study published in  Occupational & Environmental Medicine in June that suggests that long-term exposure to aircraft noise, particularly during the night, is associated with incident hypertension and possibly, also, cardiovascular effects. The paper reports the results of a follow-up study in Greece, aiming to assess the incidence of hypertension and cardiovascular outcomes in relation to noise exposure. The study subjects lived near the Athens International Airport and had participated in the cross-sectional multicountry HYENA study in 2004–2006. 
The study featured in several news outlets, including the Guardian and The Conversation