We all know that spending a great deal of time in a noisy work environment can have long-term, detrimental effects on your hearing. But did you also know a noisy work environment increase your risks for heart disease? A U.S. study finds that there is a strong link between working class folks with hearing loss and those who have also suffered heart disease. Shockingly, this is due to chronic and excessive noise exposure in our work environments. In fact, chronic and excessive noise exposure can do even more damage such as coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, and other severe, life-threatening illnesses.
This just goes to show that there is a need for cleaner and quieter work environments – and communities. There are a number of ways we can reduce noise pollution to make our communities quieter and our work environments safer. Some solutions include using “green” battery-operated machinery and maintenance equipment to zero-turn riding and stand-up self-propelled mowers in landscaping industries, which are proven to be quieter, safer, and have zero emissions.
Noise pollution can degrade our health. Let’s start using “green machines”…without all the noise, and make a healthy difference in our communities today.
If you’d like to read more about the studies between noise exposure and heart disease and other illnesses, then read more here.