Saliva Cortisol and Exposure to Aircraft Noise in Six European Countries

  title={Saliva Cortisol and Exposure to Aircraft Noise in Six European Countries},
  author={Jenny Selander and G{\"o}sta Bluhm and T{\"o}rres Theorell and G{\"o}ran Pershagen and Wolfgang Babisch and Ingeburg Seiffert and Danny Houthuijs and Oscar R P Breugelmans and Federica Daniela Vigna-Taglianti and Maria Chiara Antoniotti and Emmanuel G Velonakis and Elli Davou and Marie-Louise Dudley and Lars J{\"a}rup},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
BACKGROUND Several studies show an association between exposure to aircraft or road traffic noise and cardiovascular effects, which may be mediated by a noise-induced release of stress hormones. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to assess saliva cortisol concentration in relation to exposure to aircraft noise. METHOD A multicenter cross-sectional study, HYENA (Hypertension and Exposure to Noise near Airports), comprising 4,861 persons was carried out in six European countries. In a subgroup of… CONTINUE READING
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