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Sonic doom: how noise pollution triples your health risk

Recent research has found that living near a busy road or an airport triples your risk of a heart attack or stroke because the noise triggers a harmful response in the body. Here we explain what these latest findings mean.

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Sonic doom: how noise pollution triples your health risk

Was that a question we heard?

Only a few years ago if you needed the answer to something you’d probably grab the yellow pages and call an expert. These days, everyone goes straight to google if they need a quick answer. That’s why, at Echo Barrier, we need to make sure that our website has all of the answers. Here, we look at the most frequently asked questions about noise.

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Was that a question we heard?

Sounds like a problem

Inner-city living makes for healthier, happier people - so said a study carried out last year. Here we discuss the problems of inner-city living.

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Sounds like a problem

Heliport hell

New research suggests that noise caused by London’s only commercial heliport in Battersea may pose a health risk to residents. Here we discuss the effects of noise pollution from the heliport

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Heliport hell

Noise pollution… Dolphins aren’t a big fan!

A new project has been launched to cut the noise pollution caused by the installation of offshore turbines. Here we discuss the new project.

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Noise pollution… Dolphins aren’t a big fan!

Rock n’ roll is noise pollution, according to ladybirds

If AC/DC are to be believed “rock n’ roll ain’t noise pollution”. But a recent study has found scientific evidence to the contrary. Here we explain more.

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Rock n’ roll is noise pollution, according to ladybirds

Insects suffer with a swarm of noise

It is well known that noise pollution affects humans. Even birds, whales and fish. But now it’s been found that it can cause stress in insects too.

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Insects suffer with a swarm of noise

Noise pollution linked to Type 2 diabetes

Chronic exposure to noise pollution has been linked to type 2 diabetes in animals. So what does this mean for the 29 million people currently living with diabetes in America? Here we look at what this latest study means.

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Noise pollution linked to Type 2 diabetes

Scientists think protection from noise pollution is a human right

Noise pollution is bad for you health. Here, we look at a selection of scientists who, like us, want to find a solution.

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Scientists think protection from noise pollution is a human right

What a fracking nuisance!

Fracking - or hydraulic fracturing – is a type of drilling using cutting-edge technologies which is mostly responsible for surging US oil and natural gas production. But it’s also causing a public health problem. Here we discuss how fracking is causing a lot of noise.

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What a fracking nuisance!