Monday, 17 September 2012

Measuring noise pollution

One of the growing health and economic concerns is the EU is... the increased amount of noise pollution. Increased noise from rail, road and air traffic, inefficient urban planning as well as noise from the industry is often the bane of consumers' daily lives. Traffic-related noise could be responsible for over 1 million healthy life years lost in Europe. Last Friday a new set of common noise assessment methods was published. Only upon collecting comparable data in the EU on noise levels to which people are exposed, it would be possible to set up a EU policy that would reduce noise pollution. The data collection should last till the end of 2013. (Speaking the same language on noise exposure)

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