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What is Noise Pollution (Disaster)?

Noise pollution disturbance is the disturbing or excessive noise that may harm the activity and balance of human and animal life. The source of most outdoor noise worldwide is mainly caused by machines and transportation system, motor vehicles, aircraft and train.


Causes of Noise Pollution (Disaster)

Factories and industries- in large cities there are large number of factories, mills and industries. There industrial sites produce immense environmental noise to disturb the habited of nearby residential area.

Loud speakers- during social events and other festive occasion, people use loud speakers in unjustified manner.

Building and construction sites near residential area- building and construction activity Involves use of sound production equipment such as cement-mixer, road-roller, crane etc.

Transportation vehicles- noise pollution is severest in the cities. The different modes of transportation (land, water and air) such as motor cars, buses, trains, trams and airplanes etc. produced sound that disturbs the human mind.



Effects of Noise Pollution (Disaster)

  • Loss of hearing and deafness.
  • Noise increased the risk of cardiac disturbance including coronary artery disease or ischemic heart disease.
  • Excess noise causes headache.
  • Stress, tension and aggressiveness.
  • Noise may contribute to fluctuations in the levels of blood pressure.
  • It cause psychological imbalance.
  • Due to excessive noise, it becomes very difficult to talk on roads or inside malls.
  • Excess sound may lead to mental imbalance and nervous disability.



Safety tips from Noise Pollution (Disaster)

  • Avoid loud environments.
  • Avoid traffic areas.
  • Protect your ears in noise areas.
  • Be alert to loud noise in your environment.
  • If you think you have hearing loss, see your doctor or nurse.
  • Know which noises can cause damage (those at or above 85 decibels).
  • Don't use horn near schools, hospitals and old age homes.



How to stop Noise Pollution (Disaster)

Designing, fabricating and using quieter machines to replace the noisy ones. Proper lubrication and better maintenance of machines. Installing noisy machines in sound proof chambers. Planting green trees and shrubs along roads, hospitals, educational institutions etc. help in noise reduction to a considerable extent. Minimum use of loudspeakers and amplifiers especially near silence zones. Lastly, it can be mentioned that very simple measures can help a lot in abating noise pollution.



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