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World Health Organization
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, art...
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Adverse Health Effects of Noise
The effects of noise are widespread and impose long-term consequences on health.
Aircraft noise tied to higher heart disease risk
City planners need to consider noise when planning to expand or build airports
Living in neighbourhoods with high levels of aircraft noise is associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, U.S. and British research suggests.
Commercial Ships Could Be Quieter, but They Aren't
Shipbuilding economics and lack of regulations are getting in the way of a quieter ocean
As the ocean drowns in sound, the number of studies showing the harmful effects of noise on marine life has surged. And so, too, have the projections for how loud things might soon become.
Berglund, Birgitta; Lindvall, Thomas
Critically reviews the adverse effects of community noise, including interference with communication, noise-induced hearing loss, annoyance responses, and effects on sleep, the cardiovascular and psyc...
Connexions Library: Health Focus
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on health.
The Destruction of Inlet Beach
Roberts, Paul Craig
Paul Craig Roberts
As Inlet Beach undergoes development to turn the site into a tourist vacation spot and with no support from the county government or develepment laws, the local community is slowly driven away.
Drowning in Noise: Noise Costs of jet skis in America
A Report for the Noise Pollution Clearinghouse
Komanaff, Charles, Shaw, Howard
Noise Pollution Clearinghouse
An analysis of the value of the lost enjoyment that jet ski noise introduces into beach environments.
Effects of Aircraft Noise and Sonic Booms on Domestic Animals and Wildlife: A Literature Synthesis
This report was produced as the result of a cooperative research project between the National Ecology Research Center, Ft. Collins, Colorado and the Air Force Engineering and Services Center, Tyndall ...
Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S
This booklet deals with environmental noise -- for example, noise from industrial sites, road and rail traffic, airports and fairgrounds.
Filthy, deadly mayhem in India
Along with the choking fumes and piles of putrid waste, sound systems and a constant bombardment of honking horns from cars, lorries and screaming buses assault residents and the unprepared in towns a...
The Global Battle Against Noise Pollution
Studies done in several European countries have demonstrated that noise can be a major killer. Awake or even asleep your brain and body react to sounds that increase the levels of stress hormones.
Health effects from noise
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Noise health effects are the health consequences of elevated sound levels.
Jetskis Should Be Banned
Vandeman, Michael J.
To launch a jet ski into the shallow waters that are so important to marine wildlife takes little money, little training, and little energy. Jet skis put our most vulnerable marine and avian wildlife ...
The Looting Machine Called Capitalism
Roberts, Paul Craig
I have come to the conclusion that capitalism is successful primarily because it can impose the majority of the costs associated with its economic activities on outside parties and on the environment....
The Moronic Sport: ORVs on Public Lands
I do not accept the premise that abuse of our lands is something that we must tolerate as inevitable. It is our land. It is our children's land, and their children's land. We have a responsibility to ...
MUZAK: Music to Whose Ears?
A brief overview of research commissioned by The Royal National Institute for Deaf People
For many people background music, or "muzak" as it is commonly known, is both irritating and frustrating. For the UK's 8.7 million deaf and hard of hearing people background muzak often causes pain, d...
Wolkomir, Richard; Wolkomir, Joyce
Good neighbors keep their noise to themselves.
Noise, the 'ignored pollutant': health, nature and ecopsychology
The sonic backdrop to our lives is increasingly one of unwanted technospheric noise, writes Paul Mobbs.
For those who like to enjoy the natural environment, noise is something to be escaped from within the relative sanctuary of the landscape. These days that's getting harder and harder to accomplish. Th...
Noise Pollution: A Modern Plague
Goines, Lisa; Hagler, Louis
Environmental noise pollution, a form of air pollution, is a threat to health and well-being. It is more severe and widespread than ever before, and it will continue to increase in magnitude and seve...
Noise, Sovereignty, and Civility
Noise Pollution Clearinghouse
Noise is caused by people and businesses claiming rights, usually property rights, to emit noise into the air, and by people who do not possess the civility to be good neighbors. While its effects are...
A Request For More Effective Regulation of jet skis
Jet skis produce noise pollution, water pollution, adversely impact wildlife and aquatic plants, and pose serious safety risks.
Researchers find link between aircraft noise and heart disease
Exposure to high levels of aircraft noise is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, two studies find. Researchers found increased risks of stroke, coronary heart disease, and car...
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