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Study: Loud traffic noise may lead to earlier death

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A new study from British researchers suggests that exposure to loud traffic noise may have a hand in earlier deaths. The scientists looked at health records of more than 8 million Londoners, and found that death was slightly more common in areas that had a lot of loud daytime traffic noise.

They found many of those deaths were related to heart or blood vessel disease; stroke was also more common among elderly people.

Experts say the loud noise could contribute to increased blood pressure, sleep problems and increased stress.

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