Noise Pollution

When we are stuck in traffic or live near a building that is being demolished, we all experience something called "Noise Pollution"

Noise Pollution refers to unnecessary and unwanted sound such as honking, airplanes, and construction machines.

Let’s find out the different sources of noise pollution

Bursting of crackers, noises from defense equipment, use of loudspeakers during festivals are also sources of noise pollution.

Now let’s look at how noise pollution is measured

Noise is measured in Decibels (dB). The WHO suggests that industries should ideally not produce sound greater than 75 dBs.

Now let’s look at the effects of Noise Pollution

One of the most common effects is hearing impairment, along with damage of sensory cells because of prolonged exposure to loud noises.

For people suffering from heart disease, loud noises may produce more severe effects such as heart failure.

Now let’s look at how we can control noise pollution

A lesser known way to control noise pollution is to plant trees on sides of highways and roads.

Industries and plants that produce very loud noises should only be given a license to operate away from the main city areas.

No buildings or factories must be allowed within a 10-mile radius from the airport.

Revision

Noise pollution is when unwanted sounds and noises create adverse effects on humans and the environment.

Some of the very common effects of noise pollution are the desensitization of sensory receptors, emotional disturbances, and heart problems.

Some ways to curb it is through wearing earplugs, keeping industries away from main city areas and planting trees on roadsides.

That's all !!