Examples Of Noise Pollution
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Noise pollution is the pollution caused by unwanted noise or sound not comfortable for the human ears. Noise pollution is everywhere throughout the globe. It can be naturally created or created by human beings though the one created by humans is considered as dangerous. Noise pollution is considered as a very serious problem when compared among other type of pollutions. It has adverse affects on a human body and as well as on the environment.
Exposure to prolonged noisy environment may lead to permanent hearing loss; moreover it may increase blood pressure and create cardiac issues in a human body. An estimated 40 percent of the Americans are affected by noise, which leads to loss of sleep and creates psychological problems such as hallucinations.
The noise pollution has increased significantly in the past 100 years with the advancement of new technologies and increasing population. There are lots of causes of Noise pollution that includes noise created by motors especially of cars, aircrafts, trucks, locomotives, generators and motorbikes. The other forms of noise pollution are augmented music by several bands, DJs and people addicted to listening loud music at homes. People or group of people talking loudly, alarms, loudly played television or radio, speeches delivered through loudspeakers are some common medium of noise pollution seen in day-to-day life. Not only humans but animals too are involved in creating sound pollution such as barking dogs, chirping birds, chickens and cows. The other annoying sources of sound pollution are sirens used by police and ambulance, horns blown by vehicles, noise pollution created by traffic jams and people playing loud music while driving cars.
The government of the United States has taken significant steps to reduce the levels of noise pollution. General awareness programs and education on the effects of Sound pollution have helped in reducing the quantity of noise pollution. Some strict laws are enforced in the country to bring about reduction in the levels of noise pollution.
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