Study on the association between occupational noise exposure and cardiovascular diseases

Zhonghua Lao Dong Wei Sheng Zhi Ye Bing Za Zhi. 2021 Jul 20;39(7):555-557. doi: 10.3760/cma.j.cn121094-20200917-00533.


Occupational noise is one of the most common occupational hazards in the workplace. Long-term exposure to occupational noise could not only lead to the damage of the hearing system, but also may cause a certain impact on the cardiovascular system. Studies have shown that occupational noise exposure was positively associated with cardiovascular diseases, including hypertension, coronary heart disease and myocardial infarction. However, the results of studies on occupational noise exposure and stroke are still controversial. This paper reviews the relationship between occupational noise exposure and hypertension, coronary heart disease, stroke, myocardial infarction by summarizing the epidemiological data of domestic and foreign population in recent years. Our study could provide evidence for the design and implementation of well-designed epidemiological and mechanism studies, and the recognition of the role of occupational noise exposure in the occurrence and development of cardiovascular diseases, so as to better protect workers’ health.

PMID:34365773 | DOI:10.3760/cma.j.cn121094-20200917-00533

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