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Silence’s Refuge

If you live in a city, it’s probably loud; the effects of noise pollution fall disproportionately on the poor and damage our psychology as well as our physiology.
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If you live in a city, it’s probably loud; the effects of noise pollution fall disproportionately on the poor and damage our psychology as well as our physiology. “The scale of our noise problem isn’t in doubt. In recent years rigorous studies on the health consequences of noise have indicated that noise elevates heart rate, blood pressure, vasoconstriction and stress hormone levels, and increases risk for heart attacks.”


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