Noise exposure and children's blood pressure and heart rate: the RANCH project.


BACKGROUND:Conclusions that can be drawn from earlier studies on noise and children's blood pressure are limited due to inconsistent results, methodological problems, and the focus on school noise exposure. OBJECTIVES:To investigate the effects of aircraft and road traffic noise exposure on children's blood pressure and heart rate. METHODS:Participants were 1283 children (age 9-11 years) attending 62 primary schools around two European airports. Data were pooled and analysed using multilevel modelling. Adjustments were made for a range of socioeconomic and lifestyle factors. RESULTS:After pooling the data, aircraft noise exposure at school was related to a statistically non-significant increase in blood pressure and heart rate. Aircraft noise exposure at home was related to a statistically significant increase in blood pressure. Aircraft noise exposure during the night at home was positively and significantly associated with blood pressure. The findings differed between the Dutch and British samples. Negative associations were found between road traffic noise exposure and blood pressure, which cannot be explained. CONCLUSION:On the basis of this study and previous scientific literature, no unequivocal conclusions can be drawn about the relationship between community noise and children's blood pressure.


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  • Occupational exposure to crystalline silica and gastric cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

    abstract::Crystalline silica is a widely used industrial material that is readily available worldwide, and is one of the most common types of particulate mineral pollutants. It has been classified as a group 1 human carcinogen of the respiratory system; however, whether it is linked to gastric cancer remains uncertain. We condu...

    journal_title:Occupational and environmental medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章,meta分析,评审


    authors: Lee W,Ahn YS,Lee S,Song BM,Hong S,Yoon JH

    更新日期:2016-11-01 00:00:00

  • Working hours and the onset of depressive disorder: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

    abstract::: This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to examine whether working beyond the standard working hours was associated with a greater risk of depressive disorder among workers included in published prospective studies. This manuscript was prepared according to the PRISMA guideline checklist. A database search wa...

    journal_title:Occupational and environmental medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章,meta分析,评审


    authors: Watanabe K,Imamura K,Kawakami N

    更新日期:2016-12-01 00:00:00

  • Impact of depressive symptoms on worklife expectancy: a longitudinal study on Danish employees.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:Depressive symptoms are associated with sickness absence, work disability and unemployment, but little is known about worklife expectancy (WLE). This study investigates the impact of depressive symptoms on the WLE of a large sample of Danish employees. METHODS:We used occupational health survey data of 11 96...

    journal_title:Occupational and environmental medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Pedersen J,Thorsen SV,Andersen MF,Hanvold TN,Schlünssen V,Bültmann U

    更新日期:2019-11-01 00:00:00

  • Upper extremity musculoskeletal pain among office workers in three Spanish-speaking countries: findings from the CUPID study.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To estimate the prevalence and incidence of upper extremity musculoskeletal pain (UEMP) and related disability among office workers in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Spain. METHODS:Data from the multinational Cultural and Psychosocial Influences on Disability (CUPID) study on 947 (93%) participants at baseline w...

    journal_title:Occupational and environmental medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Campos-Fumero A,Delclos GL,Douphrate DI,Felknor SA,Vargas-Prada S,Serra C,Coggon D,Gimeno Ruiz de Porras D

    更新日期:2016-06-01 00:00:00

  • Osteoarthritis and meniscus disorders of the knee as occupational diseases of miners.

    abstract:AIM:To determine whether kneeling or squatting for prolonged periods is sufficiently causally associated with an increased risk of injury or degenerative disease of the knee joint as to meet the classic criteria to be considered an occupational disease of coal miners for whom these are or have been routine working post...

    journal_title:Occupational and environmental medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: McMillan G,Nichols L

    更新日期:2005-08-01 00:00:00

  • Work-related psychosocial and mechanical risk factors for low back pain: a 3-year follow-up study of the general working population in Norway.

    abstract:AIMS:This study examines the impact of work-related psychosocial and mechanical exposure on the development of low back pain (LBP) in the general working population. METHODS:A randomly drawn cohort from the general population in Norway aged 18-66 years was followed up for 3 years (n=12 550, response rate at baseline=6...

    journal_title:Occupational and environmental medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sterud T,Tynes T

    更新日期:2013-05-01 00:00:00

  • The survival analyses of 2738 patients with simple pneumoconiosis.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To explore whether the inhalation of coal mine dust increases the risk of premature death in miners, a survival analysis was conducted in a cohort of 2738 patients with simple pneumoconiosis in the Huai-Bei coal mine, in China. METHODS:Age specific mortalities were calculated by disease severity in terms of...

    journal_title:Occupational and environmental medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Yi Q,Zhang Z

    更新日期:1996-02-01 00:00:00

  • Shift work, job strain and changes in the body mass index among women: a prospective study.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:The effects of job strain and shift work on weight gain have not been studied jointly. Cross-sectional and longitudinal studies on shift work and weight gain have reported different results. This study examines potential effect modification by job strain on the link between shift work and weight gain, and co...

    journal_title:Occupational and environmental medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Fujishiro K,Lividoti Hibert E,Schernhammer E,Rich-Edwards JW

    更新日期:2017-06-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Occupational and environmental medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Hutter HP,Moshammer H,Wallner P,Kundi M

    更新日期:2006-05-01 00:00:00

  • The effects of particulate air pollution on daily deaths: a multi-city case crossover analysis.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Numerous studies have reported that day-to-day changes in particulate air pollution are associated with day-to-day changes in deaths. Recently, several reports have indicated that the software used to control for season and weather in some of these studies had deficiencies. AIMS:To investigate the use of th...

    journal_title:Occupational and environmental medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


    authors: Schwartz J

    更新日期:2004-12-01 00:00:00

  • Myocardial infarction among male bus, taxi, and lorry drivers in middle Sweden.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:The aim of the present case-referent study was to investigate the incidence of myocardial infarction among male professional drivers, taking the type of vehicles and area of residence into account. METHODS:The study base comprised all men aged 30-74 in five counties in middle Sweden during 1976-81 or 1976-8...

    journal_title:Occupational and environmental medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Gustavsson P,Alfredsson L,Brunnberg H,Hammar N,Jakobsson R,Reuterwall C,Ostlin P

    更新日期:1996-04-01 00:00:00

  • Does long term residency near industry have an impact on the body burden of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins, furans, and polychlorinated biphenyls in older women?

    abstract:BACKGROUND:For the retrospective study of environment and health linkages biomarkers of exposure are required. Polychlorinated dibenzo-dioxins and furans (PCDD/F) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) have been useful markers in some settings. This is the first study of PCDD/F body burden in a population based sample fr...

    journal_title:Occupational and environmental medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Pless-Mulloli T,Edwards R,Howel D,Wood R,Paepke O,Herrmann T

    更新日期:2005-12-01 00:00:00

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    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Previous research has produced conflicting evidence on the relative merits of advancing and delaying shift systems. The current study assessed the effects of the direction of shift rotation within 8 hour systems, upon a range of measures including sleep, on shift alertness, physical health, and psychological...

    journal_title:Occupational and environmental medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Tucker P,Smith L,Macdonald I,Folkard S

    更新日期:2000-10-01 00:00:00

  • Analysis by sex of low back pain among workers from small companies in the Paris area: severity and occupational consequences.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To describe workers with low back symptoms, to identify risk factors and to assess the occupational consequences separately in men and women. METHODS:A descriptive study was conducted between 1 October 1996 and 31 December 1996 in a sample of workers selected at random from all types of small companies in t...

    journal_title:Occupational and environmental medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Alcouffe J,Manillier P,Brehier M,Fabin C,Faupin F

    更新日期:1999-10-01 00:00:00

  • Effects on the nervous system in different groups of workers exposed to aluminium.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To investigate possible neurotoxic effects in groups of aluminium pot room and foundry workers, aluminium welders, and a small group of workers exposed to aluminium in the production of flake powder. METHODS:Exposure to aluminium was evaluated with aluminium concentrations in blood and urine as well as a que...

    journal_title:Occupational and environmental medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Iregren A,Sjögren B,Gustafsson K,Hagman M,Nylén L,Frech W,Andersson M,Ljunggren KG,Wennberg A

    更新日期:2001-07-01 00:00:00

  • Diminished pulmonary function in long-term workers exposed to cotton dust determined in a cross-sectional study in small Pakistani enterprises.

    abstract:PURPOSE:While large cotton industry plants producing for the foreign market have undergone improvements of occupational hygiene lately, working conditions in power looms producing mainly for the local market are still poor. The respiratory health in workers of power looms has not been studied so far. METHODS:In a cros...

    journal_title:Occupational and environmental medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Khan AW,Kundi M,Moshammer H

    更新日期:2015-10-01 00:00:00

  • Risk of cancer among paper recycling workers.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Studies in traditional paper mills have indicated an excess cancer risk, and mutagenic compounds have been identified in the industry. No studies have reported on risk of cancer in paper recycling. Therefore the cancer incidence in Danish paper recycling mills was investigated. METHODS:5377 employees in fiv...

    journal_title:Occupational and environmental medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Rix BA,Villadsen E,Engholm G,Lynge E

    更新日期:1997-10-01 00:00:00

  • Cancer and occupational exposure to inorganic lead compounds: a meta-analysis of published data.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To review and summarise the epidemiological evidence on the carcinogenicity of occupational exposure to inorganic lead. METHODS:Case-control and cohort studies were reviewed and combined for meta-analysis. Fixed and random effect methods were used to estimate the summary effects. RESULTS:The combined resul...

    journal_title:Occupational and environmental medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章,meta分析


    authors: Fu H,Boffetta P

    更新日期:1995-02-01 00:00:00

  • Animal production and wheeze in the Agricultural Health Study: interactions with atopy, asthma, and smoking.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Exposure to animals, their feeds, and by-products contribute to respiratory symptoms among farmers. AIMS:To investigate the role of animal exposures and wheeze, and to assess whether their impact differs among susceptible subgroups, including atopics, asthmatics, and smokers. METHODS:Using the Agricultural...

    journal_title:Occupational and environmental medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Hoppin JA,Umbach DM,London SJ,Alavanja MC,Sandler DP

    更新日期:2003-08-01 00:00:00

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    abstract:AIMS:To study the risk of childhood cancer in relation to parental occupation and related exposures. METHODS:Self reported occupational data from mothers and fathers of 3838 children with cancer and 7629 control children were analysed. Odds ratios were calculated for 31 "occupational groups" by parent, diagnostic grou...

    journal_title:Occupational and environmental medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: McKinney PA,Fear NT,Stockton D,UK Childhood Cancer Study Investigators.

    更新日期:2003-12-01 00:00:00

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    abstract:BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:Although past studies of workplace exposures have contributed greatly to our understanding of carcinogens, significant knowledge gaps still exist with regard to the actual extent of exposure among current workers, with no routinely collected population-based data being available in most countr...

    journal_title:Occupational and environmental medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Carey RN,Driscoll TR,Peters S,Glass DC,Reid A,Benke G,Fritschi L

    更新日期:2014-01-01 00:00:00

  • Comparison of two expert-based assessments of diesel exhaust exposure in a case-control study: programmable decision rules versus expert review of individual jobs.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Professional judgment is necessary to assess occupational exposure in population-based case-control studies; however, the assessments lack transparency and are time-consuming to perform. To improve transparency and efficiency, we systematically applied decision rules to questionnaire responses to assess dies...

    journal_title:Occupational and environmental medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Pronk A,Stewart PA,Coble JB,Katki HA,Wheeler DC,Colt JS,Baris D,Schwenn M,Karagas MR,Johnson A,Waddell R,Verrill C,Cherala S,Silverman DT,Friesen MC

    更新日期:2012-10-01 00:00:00

  • Occupational lifting and adverse pregnancy outcome: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

    abstract::This systematic review was conducted to help clarify the effect of lifting at work on pregnancy outcome, by focusing on specific exposure categories. A search in Medline and Embase identified 51 articles reporting association of spontaneous abortion (SA), preterm delivery (PTD) or small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infan...

    journal_title:Occupational and environmental medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章,meta分析


    authors: Croteau A

    更新日期:2020-07-01 00:00:00

  • The impacts of traffic-related and woodsmoke particulate matter on measures of cardiovascular health: a HEPA filter intervention study.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Combustion-generated fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is associated with cardiovascular morbidity. Both traffic-related air pollution and residential wood combustion may be important, but few studies have compared their impacts. OBJECTIVES:To assess and compare effects of traffic-related and woodsmoke PM2.5 ...

    journal_title:Occupational and environmental medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章,随机对照试验


    authors: Kajbafzadeh M,Brauer M,Karlen B,Carlsten C,van Eeden S,Allen RW

    更新日期:2015-06-01 00:00:00

  • Epidemiological appraisal of studies of residential exposure to power frequency magnetic fields and adult cancers.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To appraise epidemiological evidence of the purported association between residential exposure to power frequency magnetic fields and adult cancers. METHODS:Literature review and epidemiological evaluation. RESULTS:Seven epidemiological studies have been conducted on the risk of cancer among adults in rela...

    journal_title:Occupational and environmental medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Li CY,Thériault G,Lin RS

    更新日期:1996-08-01 00:00:00

  • Immunological markers among workers exposed to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To examine the association of immune cell number and function with occupational exposure to substances contaminated with 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD). METHODS:A cross sectional medical survey. The exposed participants were employed at two chemical plants between 1951 and 1972 in the manufactur...

    journal_title:Occupational and environmental medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Halperin W,Vogt R,Sweeney MH,Shopp G,Fingerhut M,Petersen M

    更新日期:1998-11-01 00:00:00

  • Fatigue as a predictor of sickness absence: results from the Maastricht cohort study on fatigue at work.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To investigate whether there is a relationship between fatigue and sickness absence. Two additional hypotheses were based on the theoretical distinction between involuntary, health related absence and voluntary, attitudinal absence. In the literature, the former term is usually used to describe long term sic...

    journal_title:Occupational and environmental medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


    authors: Janssen N,Kant IJ,Swaen GM,Janssen PP,Schröer CA

    更新日期:2003-06-01 00:00:00

  • An updated cohort mortality study of workers exposed to styrene in the reinforced plastics and composites industry.

    abstract::Mortality data have been updated for a further 12 years for a cohort of workers in the reinforced plastics and composites industry with exposures to styrene monomer and other chemicals. The cohort consisted of 15,826 male and female employees who were exposed to styrene for at least six months between 1948 and 1977 at...

    journal_title:Occupational and environmental medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Wong O,Trent LS,Whorton MD

    更新日期:1994-06-01 00:00:00

  • Automobile industry occupations and bladder cancer: a population-based case-control study in southeastern Michigan, USA.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To determine whether employees in the automobile industry in Michigan are at elevated risk of urinary bladder cancer. METHODS:The authors conducted a population-based case-control study including 418 cases and 571 controls. History of employment within the automobile industry was coded according to the US C...

    journal_title:Occupational and environmental medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kobrosly RW,Meliker JR,Nriagu JO

    更新日期:2009-10-01 00:00:00

  • Injuries after falls at work in the United Kingdom and Sweden with special reference to fractures in women over 45.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To describe the relation with age of risk of reported injury after a fall among women at work in two countries, the United Kingdom and Sweden, with particular emphasis on fractures, and to interpret these data. METHODS:Rates of accidents compiled under the national reporting regulations of each country duri...

    journal_title:Occupational and environmental medicine

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: McNamee R,Kemmlert K,Lundholm L,Cherry NM

    更新日期:1997-11-01 00:00:00