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Facebook Live Recap: Noise is a much-ignored public health risk

There’s a public health threat we deal with every day that doesn’t get much attention. But it’s associated with heart attacks, elevated blood pressure, sleep disruption, mental health issues, cognitive performance, and even workplace fatalities.

 

That threat is noise, and it’s not something that’s on the radar of environmental regulators in the U.S.

 

But as U-M School of Public Health professor Rick Neitzel shows in this Facebook Live presentation, excessive noise can lead to a number of health problems.

 

In this Facebook Live replay, Neitzel explains how noise affects our well-being and what we can do to help minimize this public health risk.