3) - ...the WHO's findings suggest that long-term exposure to traffic noise may account for three per cent of deaths from ischaemic heart disease in Europe - typically strokes and heart attacks.... 7 million people around Europe die each year from heart disease, that would put the toll from exposure to noise at around 210,000 deaths.

Highfield, Roger, Science Editor, 'Noise having huge impact on health'. Telegraph, UK, 24th Aug. 2007.
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