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By P. Nicolopoulou-Stamati (auth.), P. Nicolopoulou-Stamati, L. Hens, C.V. Howard (eds.)

Transport and mobility are crucial elements of the present association of society. complicated actions are interwoven in this kind of means that difficulties taking place from the particular strategy of consistent move can't be separated, as they're so tightly interconnected.

This booklet examines the healthiness results of shipping and mobility through addressing the main matters on the topic of the topic and reading their results. therefore not just are pollution, noise, and sedentarism and its similar endocrine difficulties mentioned, yet subject matters reminiscent of jet-lag, injuries and violent displacement also are addressed. The power of this booklet over others within the box lies in its multidisciplinary method of the problems via a couple of specialists in several clinical fields who're documenting the health and wellbeing results of delivery and mobility. in addition, it complements the knowledge of the problems by means of integrating info from various nation-states.

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Presented in a complete demeanour, this booklet comes in handy as either grassroots, historical past details and state-of-the artwork wisdom to quite a lot of readers, together with specialists and non-experts alike, execs in either environmental and wellbeing and fitness sciences, decision-makers, learn scientists, newshounds, and post-graduate students.

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Heart rate, blood pressure, stress hormones and classical biological risk factors of ischaemic heart disease (IHD) are affected by the noise. In epidemiological studies, subjects who live in noise exposed areas show a higher prevalence of high blood pressure and IHD (including myocardial infarction). It is estimated that approximately 3 per cent of IHD cases in the general population may be attributed to traffic noise. 1. Introduction It is common experience that noise is unpleasant and affects the quality of life.

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