Friday, 4 November 2016
Infrasound And Low Frequency Noise
Seminar presented by Dr Mariana Alves-Pereira at Massey University, New Zealand, on October 13, 2016.
Seminar presented by Dr Mariana Alves-Pereira, from the Lusófona University in Lisbon, Portugal.
Increasing technological development is putting communities at risk due to insidious low frequency noise and vibration. Vulnerable at risk groups include those working in high exposure environments, such as airline pilots and other transportation industries, and those living in close proximity to industrial scale installations.
Alves-Pereira and colleagues have been conducting epidemiologic studies over the past 20 years of airline pilots, technicians, engineers and other people who are chronically exposed to low-frequency noise and infrasound. The effects are grim: cardiovascular, respiratory, neurologic, and renal pathology and symptoms, which they call vibroacoustic disease (VAD).
*VAD is well established in the clinical literature. It has been amply documented and is readily detected by a variety of diagnostic tests.
Associate Professor Alves-Pereira will be describing Vibroacoustic disease, discussing her work in the field, the latest developments and the implications of low frequency noise and infrasound exposure.