Noise Pollution and Health Effects
A recent article in Medical News Today highlights some of the less obvious effects noise and noise pollution have on our bodies.
While hearing loss is a commonly known consequence of over exposure to noise, noise pollution, the presence of unwanted sounds in the environment, has been shown to affect mental health, sleeping patterns, physical health, and impact learning.
The article offers suggestions on reducing your personal environmental noise pollution by considering the volume of certain home appliances and media devices; replacing older appliances/machinery; adding sound-dampening materials such as insulation, rugs, or curtains; and of course, using hearing protection to reduce the impact.
Millar H. (2020) What are the health effects of noise pollution? Medical News Today. December 21.