Noise pollution

Noise pollution refers to undesirable levels of noise that disrupts, distracts, or detracts from regular functioning of humans and / or animals in an affected area. This can be as local as your next door neighbour or as broad as the flight path leading to an airport.

Sources of noise pollution

  • Traffic.
  • Airports.
  • Railroads.
  • Manufacturing plants.
  • Construction or demolition.
  • Concerts.
  • Sporting events.
  • Any home produced noise ranging from shouting individuals to loud music to TV to lawn mowers.
  • Office annoyance – such as loud talking or drumming fingers on a desk.

​Effects of noise pollution

  • Hearing loss.
  • Wildlife disturbances.
  • General degradation of lifestyle.
  • Increased stress levels.
  • Heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke.
  • Sleep quality.
  • General threat to health and wellness.

Noise pollution