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CMAJ. 1991 Apr 1;144(7):869-75.

Jets over Labrador and Quebec: noise effects on human health.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To determine whether the noise from low-level flights over Labrador and Quebec is harmful to human health.

DATA SOURCE AND SELECTION:

Search of MEDLINE for articles on the effect of noise, particularly impulse noise associated with low-level flights, and a search of the references from identified articles.

DATA SYNTHESIS:

The noise levels from low-level flights could affect hearing acuity. However, the more important consequences appear to be stress-mediated physiologic effects, especially cardiovascular ones, and psychologic distress, particularly in children. Subjective perception of control over the noise has been found to mitigate some physiologic effects.

CONCLUSION:

There is sufficient evidence to show that the noise from low-level flights is harmful to human health.

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2007238
PMCID:
PMC1335284
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