Does aircraft noise exposure increase the risk of hypertension in the population living near airports in France?

  title={Does aircraft noise exposure increase the risk of hypertension in the population living near airports in France?},
  author={Anne Sophie Evrard and Marie Lef{\`e}vre and Patricia Champelovier and Jacques Lambert and Bernard Laumon},
  journal={Occupational and Environmental Medicine},
  pages={123 - 129}
Objectives The largest study until now around 6 major European airports, the HYENA (HYpertension and Exposure to Noise near Airports) study, reported an excess risk of hypertension related to long-term aircraft noise exposure. The DEBATS (Discussion on the health effects of aircraft noise) study investigated the relationship between this exposure and the risk of hypertension in men and in women near French airports. Methods Blood pressure of 1244 participants older than 18 years of age was… 

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