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Saturday, February 9 • 10:40am - 11:10am
Systematic Reviews of Health Outcomes Associated with Noise Exposure in Humans

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Industrial hygienists have long recognized that excessive occupational noise exposure is a health risk for noise-induced hearing loss. However, in the past several decades, noise exposures both inside and outside the workplace have been potentially linked to additional health outcomes. With the objective of identifying safe levels of exposure, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Environmental Health has conducted a formal review process to better understand the range of health risks potentially resulting from noise. To accomplish this objective, eleven systematic reviews have been conducted to identify what noise levels, and for how long, are associated with eleven specific health end points: 1) hearing loss; 2) ischemic heart disease; 3) hypertension; 4) mental health/psychological disorders; 5) injuries; 6) sleep disturbance; 7) low birth weight/premature birth; 8) endocrine disruption; 9) cognitive impairment; 10) obesity/overweight, and; 11) cancer or tumorigenesis. Each review involved a systematic literature review and rating of the available evidence; reviews also included a meta-analysis of health risks when sufficient evidence was available. Using these reviews, CDC will be able to raise awareness and enhance prevention strategies.

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Richard Neitzel, PhD, CIH

University of Michigan
Dr. Rick Neitzel is an Associate Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences. His research focuses on the characterization of exposures to noise, heavy metals and other ototoxins. He has published 80 papers on these topics. He is particularly interested... Read More →

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Saturday February 9, 2019 10:40am - 11:10am
Longhorn Hall D

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