NOISE POLLUTION: A SLOW POISON Whether knowingly or unknowingly, every one of us contributes to noise pollution, because most of our day-to-day activities generate some noise. Often neglected, noise pollution adversely affects the human being leading to irritation, loss of concentration, loss of hearing. Identify the sources of noise pollution. Once identified, the reason(s) for increased noise levels to be assessed. Now, efforts shall be made to reduce the undesired noise levels from (unwanted) noise generating sources. This leads to marginal reduction of noise levels. It is still un-bearable scientific methods of noise control shall be employed. The statutory Regulations have prescribed the noise level exposure limits. The public may complain to the statutory Board for violation of noise level limits by any noise generator. Suitable action will be taken to attenuate the noise levels and controlling pollution. It is advisable that suitable noise control measures be taken and reduces the interference of Statutory Board. It is high time that everyone should do this bit in curbing the noise pollution, which is otherwise becoming as effective as SLOW POISONING.
Noise can be defined as unwanted or undesirable sound. The word “noise” is derived from Latin word “nausea” meaning seasickness. Be it human or machine-created noise disrupts the activity and balance of life. Humans, animals, plants and even inert objects like buildings, monuments and bridges have been the victims of noise pollution. Noise pollution is considered as major hazards of modern life especially in urban areas-areas that are most industrialized and urbanized. Noise by definition is unwanted sound, what is pleasant to some cars it may be extremely unpleasant to other, depending on a number of physiological factors the sweetest music, if it disturbs person who is trying to concentrate or sleep is a noise to him. Just as the sound of pneumatic reverting hammer is noise to nearly everyone. Sound is...
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