The health impacts of urban road and rail noise feature in a new brochure by HEAL and Transport and Environment (T&E). Quiet please - better health through strong EU regulation of road and rail traffic noise, draws on the latest scientific evidence and provides solutions that can give us all quieter lives, and improve our health.
Traffic noise is one of the most widespread environmental problems in Europe, with severe consequences for public health. At present, some 210 million Europeans are regularly exposed to road traffic noise levels exceeding the current health standard of 55 decibels and 35 million are exposed to these levels of rail noise, according to recent studies. There are several easy ways to make improvements, by focusing on noise reduction at the source.
Quiet please - better health through strong EU regulation of road and rail traffic noise presents these solutions and demonstrates a road to a quieter and healthier life.
Download the new publication here
Written on 1 June 2011.
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