In December 2017 researchers from China and the UK published their review of the medical scientific literature to assess whether exposure to various types of noise was associated with the risk of hypertension. A total of 32 studies involving 264,678 individuals were included in the review. Results showed that living or working in a noisy environment was significantly associated with an increased risk of hypertension. A further analysis revealed that the risk increased for each increment of 10 dB(A) of noise.
Fu W et al. Association between exposure to noise and risk of hypertension: a meta-analysis of observational epidemiological studies. J Hypertens. 2017 Dec;35(12):2358-2366.