Dr Pran Gopal, an ENT (ear, nose and throat) expert, while narrating various hazards caused by hydraulic horns and sound pollution, said, "The most obvious consequence of traffic noise
is hearing loss that is worst in cities, where this type of horns and sirens are common noises." "Hydraulic horn is very loud and can hurt the eardrums of children and long term traffic noise
causes irreparable health damages to them", he cautioned.
Air pollution and road traffic noise
are often highly correlated, and few studies have sought to quantitatively disentangle the possible effects of traffic noise
and traffic-related air pollution.
It seems a year doesn't pass without airports receiving complaints about air traffic noise
. In 2016, Washington's Reagan National Airport received 8,670 complaints--with 6,500 of them coming from one person.
[USA], Nov 17 (ANI): Long-term exposure to road traffic noise
can increase the risk of obesity, according to research.
"Our analysis shows that people exposed to the highest levels of traffic noise
are at greater risk of being obese," said Maria Foraster, lead researcher from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health in Spain.
At night, 45 dB of road traffic noise
The guidance provides recommendations on average noise exposure for road traffic noise
, railway noise, aircraft noise and wind turbine noise.
"There's consistent evidence that road traffic noise
leads to heart attacks," says Dr Yutong Samuel Cai, an epidemiologist at Imperial College London.
According to WHO reports, traffic noise
alone is harmful to the health of almost every third person in the WHO European Region (Euro WHO 2015).
Environmental assessment zoning maps of the municipal areas are based on the particular natural hazard risks and some urbanization parameters, namely, altitude, road density, green field density, and traffic noise
. The altitude in the area controls both sediment size and flooding risk, and it is engaged as a natural hazard parameter.
Studies show that traffic noise
in Brazil exceeds the levels suggested by the Conselho Nacional do Meio Ambiente--CONAMA (National Environmental Council), which is 65dB.