Noise and Health
Exposure to noise abuse causes distress, anxiety and frustration whilst the noise is present.
It is now widely accepted that exposure to high levels of noise can cause long term health effects that may become apparent years or even decades after the noise problem has ceased.
For this reason, putting up with or learning to live with noise abuse is not a sensible plan. It may cause you or members of your family serious or even fatal illness in the years to come.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has stated that noise is second only to air pollution in terms of environmental impact on health. Air pollution has been the subject of far more legislation and regulation than noise pollution.
Noise can affect health in numerous ways but common health problems that have been linked to adverse noise levels include
- Learning and developmental problems in children
- Insomnia and problems of sleep deprivation
- Anxiety and depression
- Hypertension and cardiac disease.