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Environmental noise and childrens`s sleep and health - using the MoBa cohort - project description

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This project will investigate the potential effects of residential night-time traffic noise on children's sleep quality, behavioural and cognitive problems and risk of overweight and obesity.


Summary

Environmental noise is an increasing public health problem and one in four children in Norway is exposed to road traffic noise exceeding the recommended level. As most previous studies on noise and health are conducted on adult populations, there is a need for more knowledge on how noise impact on children sleep and health. This project aims to increase the knowledge about the potential effects of residential night-time traffic noise on children`s sleep quality and further how noise may affect behavioural and cognitive problems as well as risk of overweight and obesity. The possible mediating role of sleep in these associations will be particularly explored.

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Project participants

Project leader

Gunn Marit Aasvang, Norwegian Institute of Public Health

Project participants

Geir Aamodt, Institutt for folkehelsevitenskap, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Bente Margaret Oftedal, Avdeling for luft og støy, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Gunn Marit Aasvang, Avdeling for luft og støy, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Herold Olsen, Connectivity Technologies and Platforms, SINTEF
Simon Nygaard Øverland, Psykisk og fysisk helse, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Norun Hjertager Krog, Avdeling for luft og støy, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Stephen A. Stansfeld, Queen Mary University of London
Erik Aune, City of Oslo
Kjell Vegard Fjeldheim Weyde, Avdeling for barns helse og utvikling, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Clark Charlotte, Queen Mary University of London