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23. Reducing Noise Pollution

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Noise causes stress and stress is a major cause of illness. Very loud noises cause permanent damage to hearing.

The actual loudness of a sound is only one factor that influences the scale of the problem it causes;the time and place, duration and whether the listener has any control over the sound are also important. All of these factors must be considered when attempting to reduce noise pollution. Noise nuisance is regulated by local authorities under a number of Acts:

This Environmental Studies Factsheet explains:
• The decibel scale.
• Road and aircraft noise.
• Noise barriers.

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September 2003

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ISSN: 1351-5136

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