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NOISE POLLUTION

WHAT IS NOISE POLLUTION?

Sound that is unwanted or disrupts ones quality o li e is !alled as noise" When there is lot o noise in the en#iron$ent% it is ter$ed as noise pollution" Sound &e!o$es undesira&le when it distur&s the nor$al a!ti#ities su!h as wor'in(% sleepin(% and durin( !on#ersations" It is an underrated en#iron$ental pro&le$ &e!ause o the a!t that we !ant see% s$ell% or taste it" World Health Or(ani)ation stated that *Noise $ust &e re!o(ni)ed as a $a+or threat to hu$an well,&ein(-

HEALTH E..E/TS

A!!ordin( to the USEPA% there are dire!t lin's &etween noise and health" Also% noise pollution ad#ersely a e!ts the li#es o $illions o people" Noise pollution !an da$a(e physiolo(i!al and psy!holo(i!al health" Hi(h &lood pressure% stress related illness% sleep disruption% hearin( loss% and produ!ti#ity loss are the pro&le$s related to noise pollution" It !an also !ause $e$ory loss% se#ere depression% and pani! atta!'s"

SOU0/ES O. NOISE POLLUTION

Transportation syste$s are the $ain sour!e o noise pollution in ur&an areas" /onstru!tion o &uildin(s% hi(hways% and streets !ause a lot o noise% due to the usa(e o air !o$pressors% &ulldo)ers% loaders% du$p tru!'s% and pa#e$ent &rea'ers" Industrial noise also adds to the already un a#ora&le state o noise pollution" Loud spea'ers% plu$&in(% &oilers% (enerators% air !onditioners% ans% and #a!uu$ !leaners add to the e1istin( noise pollution"

SOLUTIONS .O0 NOISE POLLUTION

Plantin( &ushes and trees in and around sound (eneratin( sour!es is an e e!ti#e solution or noise pollution" 0e(ular ser#i!in( and tunin( o auto$o&iles !an e e!ti#ely redu!e the noise pollution" 2uildin(s !an &e desi(ned with suita&le noise a&sor&in( $aterial or the walls% windows% and !eilin(s" Wor'ers should &e pro#ided with equip$ents su!h as ear plu(s and ear$u s or hearin( prote!tion"

SOLUTIONS .O0 NOISE POLLUTION

Si$ilar to auto$o&iles% lu&ri!ation o the $a!hinery and ser#i!in( should &e done to $ini$i)e noise (eneration" Soundproo doors and windows !an &e installed to &lo!' unwanted noise ro$ outside" 0e(ulations should &e i$posed to restri!t the usa(e o play loudspea'ers in !rowded areas and pu&li! pla!es" .a!tories and industries should &e lo!ated ar ro$ the residential areas"

SOLUTIONS .O0 NOISE POLLUTION

/o$$unity de#elop$ent or ur&an $ana(e$ent should &e done with lon(,ter$ plannin(% alon( with an ai$ to redu!e noise pollution" So!ial awareness pro(ra$s should &e ta'en up to edu!ate the pu&li! a&out the !auses and e e!ts o noise pollution"