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Can Noise Pollution Be Deadly?

Health / Fitness : GymLion

If people who live in cities worry about anything it’s usually air pollution. But what about noise pollution? While studies have linked noise pollution to hypertension there was limited evidence that it is linked to actual mortality...

Monetising time savings makes toll roads financially stack up

Issues & Causes / Climate Change : EurekAlert: Earth

(Queensland University of Technology) Putting a dollar value on the savings from traffic congestion, noise and air pollution as a result of toll roads and tunnels will make large infrastructure projects more cost effective, accordin...

Traffic noise is dangerous for your health: Solutions exist for dense cities

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Traffic noise is the second biggest environmental problem in the EU, according to WHO. After air pollution, noise is affecting health the most. But legislation regarding noise pollution is insufficient. A new report shows how negati...

Substantial road traffic noise in urban areas contributes to sleep disturbance and annoyance

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

San Diego, CA, September 11, 2012 – The World Health Organization recently recognized environmental noise as harmful pollution, with adverse psychosocial and physiological effects on public health. A new study of noise pollution in ...

New Study Reports Man-made Noise Pollution Affects Birds and Plants

Lifestyle / Green Living : Inhabitat

Noise pollution is certainly annoying, but does it actually cause any real harm? Several studies have shown that urban noise can have adverse effects on bird populations, causing them to change their songs and otherwise alter their ...


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