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Low-Frequency Noise and Its Main Effects on Human Health—A Review of the Literature between 2016 and 2019

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Lab2PT–Landscape, Heritage and Territory Laboratory, University of Minho, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal
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CTAC–Centre for Territory, Environment and Construction, University of Minho, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal
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Appl. Sci. 2020, 10(15), 5205; https://doi.org/10.3390/app10155205
Received: 5 July 2020 / Revised: 25 July 2020 / Accepted: 27 July 2020 / Published: 28 July 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue New and Old Environmental Impacts on Population Well Being)
This paper summarizes the presently available knowledge about the association between low-frequency noise and its effects on health. A database was constructed with a total of 142 articles published between 2016 and 2019 regarding low-frequency noise exposure and its effects on health. A total of 39 articles were analysed in depth. The articles were divided into categories according to the effects on human health addressed. Regarding the emitting source, there was a greater number of articles addressing issues related to sources of environmental noise and noise from wind turbines. As for the effects generated on human health, there was a greater number of articles referring to the effects on sleep disorders, discomfort, sensitivity to and irritability from noise, annoyance, hearing loss, and cardiovascular diseases, and these effects are analysed in more detail in the present article. View Full-Text
Keywords: low-frequency noise; human health; impacts; environment; literature review low-frequency noise; human health; impacts; environment; literature review
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Araújo Alves, J.; Neto Paiva, F.; Torres Silva, L.; Remoaldo, P. Low-Frequency Noise and Its Main Effects on Human Health—A Review of the Literature between 2016 and 2019. Appl. Sci. 2020, 10, 5205. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10155205

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Araújo Alves J, Neto Paiva F, Torres Silva L, Remoaldo P. Low-Frequency Noise and Its Main Effects on Human Health—A Review of the Literature between 2016 and 2019. Applied Sciences. 2020; 10(15):5205. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10155205

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Araújo Alves, Juliana, Filipa Neto Paiva, Lígia Torres Silva, and Paula Remoaldo. 2020. "Low-Frequency Noise and Its Main Effects on Human Health—A Review of the Literature between 2016 and 2019" Applied Sciences 10, no. 15: 5205. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10155205

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