Noise Pollution: A Modern Plague

Lisa Goines, RN; Louis Hagler, MD

Disclosures

South Med J. 2007;100(3):287-294. 

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WHO Guidelines

Because health effects are relevant to specific environments, guidelines have been proposed for the following: dwellings, including bedrooms; schools and preschools; hospitals, industrial, commercial, shopping, and traffic areas; ceremonies, festivals, and entertainment events; use of headphones for music and other sounds; impulse sounds from toys, fireworks, and firearms; and outdoors in parklands and other such areas.1 Similar guidelines were being developed by the EPA, but ended with termination of federal funding in 1982.

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