Friday, August 24, 2007

Noise Pollution vs. Wilderness Quiet

Foreign Policy Magazine's Deniz Ozdemir reports that:

"A new study of European cities by the WHO has found that the emotional distress caused by noise pollution is responsible for three out of every 100 deaths typically blamed on heart disease. This could translate to as many as 210,000 deaths in Europe each year due to lack of peace and quiet. The unwanted raucous increases levels of stress hormones, even while we sleep, which can then lead to heart failure, strokes, high blood pressure, and immune problems if present in the bloodstream for extended periods of time." - Full post.
Time to retreat from city life for a while? Why not join one of our Wilderness Trails?

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