A Noisy Office Can Lead to Heart Disease!

Just one more thing to worry about at work (besides what’s harboring bacteria in the office fridge). A new study has found a link between noisy offices and heart disease. The University of British Columbia researchers found employees exposed to high levels of noise at work were twice as likely to develop heart disease.

Before you turn down your Pandora — the researchers say the noise isn’t music or loud talking but instead it’s an, “unwanted constant noise.” —  such as a loud machine that’s constantly running.

The study is already seeing results — the U.S. Health Board announced they will start working on standards for employee noise exposure.

 

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