The Effect Of Noise On Human Blood Pressure
AbstractBlood pressure of factory workers (study group) and office workers/students (control group) have been measured when they were exposed to a steady source of noise of about 110 dB(A). Results obtained show that people could be adapted to noise from steady sources. No significant increase in the Systolic Pressure and the Diastolic Pressure (SP) were recorded for the factory workers. However, there were slight increases in both the S. P and D. P of the control group.
Thus implying that further increase in noise level could cause considerable increase in human blood pressure.
KEYWORDS: Noise, Human, Blood Pressure, Systolic, Diastolic.
Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences Vol.11(1) 2005: 149-152