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Noise as environment al pollution – medical aspects
Krystyna Pawlas 1, 2  
 
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Instytut Medycyny Pracy i Zdrowia Środowiskowego w Sosnowcu Pracownia Audiologii i Hałasu Kierownik: prof. dr hab. n. med. Krystyna Pawlas
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Uniwersytet Medyczny im Piastów Śląskich we Wrocławiu, Katedra i Zakład Higieny Kierownik: prof. dr hab. n. med. Krystyna Pawlas
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Instytut Medycyny Pracy i Zdrowia środowiskowego, 41-200 Sosnowiec, Kościelna 13. tel: 48 32 6341294 , 48 71 7841501
 
Med Srod. 2015;18(4):49–56
 
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Noise is ubiquitous in human environment. Paper presents current knowledge on extra- aural health effects of exposure to environmental noise. noise is not solely annoyance, but more and moreresearches show that this pollution is a risk factor for different health disorders: sleep, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases and others that challenge for public health. Moreover it has social and economical dimensions.
 
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