Browsing articles tagged with "noise and health Archives - Noise Action Week"
Oct
10
2018

New WHO Noise levels aim to protect health from transport, leisure and wind turbine noise

congested motorway traffic

Exposure to loud or annoying noise has long been associated with disturbance, stress and anxiety, so its fitting that the new World Health Organisation(WHO) Environmental Noise Guidelines for Europe are published today, World Mental Health Day. Noise is not just an annoyance, and these new guidelines document stronger evidence of the impacts noise exposure can have on our cardiovascular and metabolic health. WHO rank environmental noise as a serious threat to public health, second only […]

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 […]

Mar
21
2018

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

Noise Action Week 2018 offers a timely opportunity for everyone involved in noise management – including local councils, housing providers, acoustics professionals as well as communities blighted by noise – to raise awareness of the cost of noise in our neighbourhoods to our health.   The week is also an opportunity for those involved in activities with the potential to cause noise problems – whether its building work or a music event – to demonstrate they’re […]

Apr
29
2014

Evidence on health impacts of transport noise increasing

Professor Stephen Stansfeld of Queen Mary University London has worked on numerous of studies looking at the impacts of transport noise on health. He gives an overview of the current evidence from, and activity in, this field of work. In the past the research topic of environmental noise and health has been something of a Cinderella subject, but recently there have been an increasing number of large studies of community populations examining the effects of […]