Pontificia universidad católica
madre y maestra
Escuela de arquitectura
Prof. marianela belliard
Main causes of noise pollution
Tesady Ramírez Martínez
of noise pollution
Many people deal with loud or constant noise on a daily basis. Sources of noise are many, but it is always higher in urban and industrial areas than the rural one. We can se this in the industries that expose their workers to high noise for a long period of time every day. However, what may seem like a simple annoyance in your everyday life may actually have serious effects on your health in both the long- and short-term. That’s why it’s important to understand exactly what noise pollution is and how it can affect your health.
The word noise is usually defined as undesired sounds producing an auditory sensation considered being annoying. It is any type of excessively loud or disturbing noise that disrupts a person’s life. The noises can come from a wide variety of sources, including machines and animals. Living or working near an airport, where the loud sounds of airplanes landing and taking off is often heard, is one way that a person may be exposed to noise pollution on a regular basis.
In modern society, transportation systems (cars, trains, airplanes, etc.) are one of the most common sources of noise pollution since they can be particularly loud. In general, people who live in urban centers are more likely to be exposed to noise pollution due to population density and the increased presence of the transportation systems. Living in an urban city may also mean that people are more exposed to the noises of construction, which is another major source of noise
pollution. However, people who live in rural areas may also experience this problem as well. A key example of rural noise pollution is farming, which may...
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