Noise pollution harmful?

If the world could just keep the noise down that'd be great

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6 Easy Ways To Reduce Noise Pollution For Good | Home Logic

When you go by definition, "noise pollution takes place when there is either excessive amount of noise, or an unpleasant sound that causes a temporary disruption in the natural balance".

You can apply the definition to sounds and noises that are unnatural in volume or production. Nowadays, we live in an environment where it is hard to escape the noise. Even at your home, electrical appliances have a constant hum or beeping sound.

Disturbance from noise can impact our activity and life immeasurably.

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Noise Pollution: What Effect Can It Have On Your Sleep? - The Sleep Matters Club

We all have to put up with a bit of extra noise every now and again. Whether it's building work just round the corner, our neighbour's throwing a particularly loud party or even our family shouting and yelling. Whatever their cause, the fact remains that these noises are something we'd prefer to go without if we had the choice. But when a sound becomes persistent, such as always hearing cars passing and aeroplanes going by overhead, this becomes classified as noise pollution. The effects of this go far beyond just being irritating.

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The Guardian

Sonic doom: how noise pollution kills thousands each year

Shortly after I sat down to read up on the auditory and non-auditory effects of noise on health in the Lancet, the drilling began - an angry, jagged, intermittent frenzy of metal on plaster. Our downstairs neighbours have been refurbishing their flat for the past eight weeks or so, removing ceilings, walls and any domestic contentment for us upstairs.

So, I went to a cafe. The espresso machine and staff training session I could bear. It was the three-year-old running around screaming that finally made me flee.

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