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Road traffic and aircraft noise exposure and children's cognition and health : exposure-effect relationships and combined effects

Objective

Children are at high risk from noise pollution. Noise pollution from aircraft and road traffic has adverse effects on children's ' cognition and health. The effects include annoyance, stress-related psycho physiological effects, impaired cognitive function, raised blood pressure and sleep. Knowledge is lacking for exposure-effect relation-ships for cognitive function and health, from road traffic noise, aircraft noise and combinations of these, and on the link between child health and total physical and social environments at school and home. This research project is based on varied and complementary expertise from observational and experimental sciences. It involves a partnership of scientific expertise from four European countries who in four large field studies and four in-depth studies will ensure cross-border replication of noise dose-response effects on cognition and health taking account of variation in noise exposure, in educational and living environments and social and cultural variation across Europe. This study will provide a robust evidence base for pan-European policies on noise, cognitive effects and health in children.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

QUEEN MARY AND WESTFIELD COLLEGE - ST. BARTHOLOMEWS & THE ROYAL LONDON SCHOOL OF MEDICINE & DENTISTRY
Address
Miles End Road
E1 4NS London
United Kingdom

Participants (4)

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
Calle Serrano 117
Madrid
GOETEBORG UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
16,Medicinaregatan 16
405 30 Goeteborg
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT
Netherlands
Address
9,Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
3720 BA Bilthoven
STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Universitetsvaegen 10
10691 Stockholm