Sound Pollution : effect and control measures

Sound Pollution occurs when levels of sound crosses the certain level which becomes uncomfortable for us (measured in decibel units) and damaging to the ears.

Sound pollution increases mainly due to automobiles and aircraft. Equipment and machines in factories, firecrackers, loud music are also increasing sound pollution.

Sound pollution causes various health problem just like deafness, sleep disturbances etc.

Sound pollution is one of the major contributor in environment problem.

For controlling sound pollution public awareness is very necessary.

Some measures to control the sound pollution are :-

1. Regular maintenance of automobiles and machinery.
2. Not allowing to operate loud speakers above certain level of sound
3. Hear music instruments, radio, telvision sets at low sound.
4. Selecting the machinery or equipment in industries which generates less sound.

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Author: Radha Muralidhar22 Jun 2010 Member Level: Gold   Points : 2


Your article indeed is useful and informative.I live in Bangalore just 12 Km away from the city railway station and around twenty five km away from the international airport. The honking and traffic on the busy road gets on anybody's nerves. People have the habit of honking without any rhyme and reason even when they are totally aware the vehicle ahead of them is unable to mover because of valid reasons.

Second, it has become fashion for young adults to honk loudly and circle the not so busy areas several times. Sometimes, I feel like advising them not to do so. What if some newborn babies may be sleeping at that time in some of the house or there may be a patient who requires peace. These youngsters don't understand the seriousness.

Lastly, I live a posh area where there are some vacant sites. Some colossal construction is going on right opposite to my house. The workers keep on loading and unloading material at odd hours of the day and night.They turn a deaf year to our polite requests knowing very well that if they continue to do so, we may turn deaf individuals.

People have a general notion that living in a hi-tech city like Bangalore has several advantages but noise pollution and sound pollution are two major disturbing factors.

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