• “Reducing noise pollution in the United States wouldn't just impact hearing but could save $3.9 billion in health care spending by lowering the prevalence of health issues associated with excess noise.

    University of Michigan School of Public Health researchers have calculated that a 5-decibel reduction in excess noise could lower the prevalence of hypertension by 1.4 percent and coronary heart disease by 1.8 percent, or 1.2 million and 279,000 people, respectively.

    The annual cost savings breaks down to $2.4 billion in direct health care costs and $1.5 billion in productivity gains, said Richard Neitzel, assistant professor of environmental health science…”

    Read the article, link is below!

    Reducing noise pollution nationwide could reap big savings
    By Laurel Thomas Gnagey
    May 27, 2015

    Read article: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-05-noise-pollution-nationwide-reap-big.html


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