Noise Pollution | Air and RadiationAnnouncements August 5, 2009 - Revised Regulation for the Labeling of Hearing Protection Devices (HPD) Proposed See Current Activities On this page: You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the Adobe PDF files on this page. See EPA's PDF page for more information about getting and using the free Acrobat Reader. What is Noise Pollution? The traditional definition of noise is “unwanted or disturbing sound”. Top of page Health Effects Noise pollution adversely affects the lives of millions of people. Learn more about the health effects: Protection from Noise Individuals can take many steps to protect themselves from the harmful effects of noise pollution. Learn more about noise pollution prevention: The Role of EPA Noise Sources Regulated by EPA Catrice Jefferson Mailing Address: U.S. Current Activities Learn more about these activities: Frequently Asked Questions Resource Center
Health MapNotes on ICU NursingTechnology Solutions for the Health, Benefits, and Education MarketsNY Online Access to Health (NOAH)Health Guidance - Free Health ArticlesPubMed - NCBINEMA - Health Care - Heart Rate or PulseKnowing how to measure your heart rate or pulse, can help you to learn about your own degree of fitness and can help to detect potential medical problems that should be brought to the attention of your physician. » What Is Heart Rate? » How To Measure Your Pulse » What Is A Normal Heart Rate? » Reducing Your Heart Rate » Target Heart Rate » Recovery Heart Rate » A Final Word on Exercise Programs Very simply, your heart rate is the number of times your heart beats per minute. You can measure your heart rate by feeling your pulse - the rhythmic expansion and contraction (or throbbing) of an artery as blood is forced through it by the regular contractions of the heart. Your pulse can be felt at the wrist, neck, groin or top of the foot - areas where the artery is close to the skin. top « Taking your pulse is easy. Turn the palm side of your hand facing up. Example: If you count 12 beats in the span of 10 seconds, multiply 12 X 6 = 72. Many factors influence heart rate.
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