Hidden low-grade stressors lurking in your home can magnify your pandemic anxiety. Source: Joshua Ness/Unsplash Everyday surroundings can keep us in a state of low-grade stress that we ordinarily might not recognize. Chances are you’ve become so used to clutter, noise, harsh lights, and other environmental stressors that you don’t notice they add to your pandemic strain. Studies show that under environmental pressure, your stress hormone levels can escalate even when you’re not aware of it. Over time these hormone levels take a toll on your mental and physical health. Here are six major sources of low-grade stress that could be lurking in your personal space . 1 . Environmental Pollutants Scientists say that steady exposure to loud noises such as traffic, aircraft, and railway engines raise stress levels that can lead to high blood pressure even heart attacks. Plus lawnmowers, car engines, and loud music increase stress levels and interfere with your concentration … [Read more...] about Are Hidden Low-Grade Stressors Adding to Pandemic Strain?