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To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that (a) the NHS is fully aware of and (b) suitable treatment is provided to people diagnosed with vibroacoustic disease.

Answered by Maureen Watt (18/11/2015):

In 2010 the independent Advisory Group on Non-Ionising Radiation considered the issue of health effects of exposure to ultrasound and infrasound. The group found that there was no evidence that infrasound levels normally encountered in the environment would lead to vibroacoustic disease, and also found that the suggested disease itself had not gained clinical recognition.

Peer-reviewed evidence published since the group's report does not alter that report’s conclusions. Individuals who are concerned about their symptoms should consult their GP.

Current Status: Answered by Maureen Watt on 18/11/2015
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