Negative Effects of Loud Noise on Our Bodies. Eleni Roumeliotou, Primal Baby, writing for Mother Earth News, looks at the significant negative effects of noise. Roumeliotou states that a “study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives in 2004, reports that a single session of exposure to very loud noise (100 decibels) for 12 hours caused a significant increase of DNA fragmentation in the adrenal gland cells.” Distressingly, even though “[c]ells possess sophisticated molecular tools to repair DNA breaks” within 15 minutes to two hours generally, when exposed to the single exposure in the loud noise study, “cells were unable to repair their DNA even after a day of not being exposed to noise.”
And there’s more. Click the link above to read about the effect of noise on the cardiovascular system.
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