Sonic doom: how noise pollution kills thousands each year

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From heart disease to type 2 diabetes, noise is having dire effects on people's health... "There's consistent evidence that road traffic noise leads to heart attacks," says Dr Yutong Samuel Cai who works in the School of Public Health as an epidemiologist at Imperial College London. 


Samuel recently analysed the health data of 356,000 people in Britain and Norway and found that long-term exposure to traffic noise affects our blood biochemistry, over and above the effects of exhaust fumes.", as can be read in further detail in this article by the Guardian.