The Effect Of Noise On Human Blood Pressure

  • UE Asuquo Physics Department, University of Calabar, Nigeria
  • SO Inyang Physics Department, University of Calabar, Nigeria
  • NO Egbe Department of Radiography, University of Calabar, Calabar
  • AU Asuquo Department of Anesthesiology, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital Calabar, Nigeria
Keywords: Noise, Human, Blood Pressure, Systolic, Diastolic

Abstract

Blood 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
Published
2005-02-18
Section
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