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May
20
2018

Turn it down to Tackle Unhealthy Noise

We’ve all been affected by annoying and unhealthy noise – from neighbours, transport, pets and even others in our own homes. Noise Action Week 2018 gives local councils, housing providers and acoustics professionals the opportunity to promote solutions to noise problems that impact on our health Noise pollution is: recognised by the Chief Medical Officer in England as second only to air pollution in damaging public health. the pollutant that has the greatest impact on […]

Mar
21
2018

Noise Action Week 2018 – Reducing the health impacts of noise pollution

Noise Action Week 2018 offers a timely opportunity for those involved in noise management to raise awareness of the cost of noise to our health and promote practical ways to prevent noise. This includes local councils, housing providers and acoustics professionals as well as communities blighted by noise. Noise pollution is now recognised by the Chief Medical Officer in England as second only to air pollution in damaging public health. She also says noise is […]

Apr
11
2017

Turn it down for Noise Action Week

Noise Action Week 2017 – 22 – 27 May Turn it down for Noise Action Week With recent research showing that loud music and TV are our most complained about noises, the annual Noise Action Week co-ordinated by Environmental Protection UK1 remains as relevant as ever. Noise Action Week2 aims to raise awareness of the impacts of noise in neighbourhoods, the simple solutions to noise pollution and services available to help manage noise problems. Local […]

May
22
2015

One night in a noisy bar could damage your hearing

Press release Just one visit to a bar or night club playing loud music could damage your hearing forever, according to a report published this week. Noise levels recorded inside several night clubs and bars were between 85-100 decibels – well above the UK’s Health Executive recommended safe level of 84 decibels. The World Health Organisation recently said up to 1.1 billion 12 to 35-year-olds are at risk of developing noise induced hearing loss as […]

May
11
2015

Counting the cost of noise in neighbourhoods Prevention is cheaper than cure

Counting the cost of noise in neighbourhoods Prevention is cheaper than cure Press Release Noise is never out of the news for long – whether its disputes between neighbours and music venues, the increased hearing loss caused by exposure to loud sounds, or raised voices and barking dogs. Next week is Noise Action Week, giving services supporting noise sufferers an opportunity to speak up for cost saving, common sense approaches to keeping the peace. Most […]

May
13
2014

Want happier and healthier neighbourhoods?

Noise Action Week 19th – 20th May 2014 – is here to help Noise is never out of the news for long – whether it’s Brian May’s bother with Kensington basement builders or suburban dog owners being fined for neglecting barking pets. The evidence against noise is clear – last year housing think tank Hact1 found noise has a greater impact on people’s happiness than vandalism or condensation. A recent report on environmental groups2 found […]

Feb
11
2014

Preventing anti social and unhealthy noise

Press Release Noise Action Week 19th – 20th May 2014 The focus for Noise Action Week 2014 is noise and health and, following positive feedback from last years’ participants, Environmental Protection UK (EPUK) are encouraging all professionals concerned with reducing the impact of noise on health to take part.  EPUK  co-ordinate Noise Action Week – and Environmental Protection Scotland will be supporting activity to raise awareness of noise too. For local authority noise teams, social […]

May
22
2013

A Big Shout for Noise Action Week Supporters

In England alone local authorities receive over 1000 complaints a day about noise. Many more people complain to landlords or housing providers, direct to neighbours or to the police (the police have no duty to act on noise). There are many who suffer in silence and don’t complain – whether out of politeness, fear of intimidation, perception that complaining will impact on property value or simply because they don’t know where to go for help. […]