Traffic, Noise and Health


Atlanta Downtown Connector at night

Atlanta Downtown Connector at night (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Traffic noise has impact on sleep(Health24, Sep. 11, 2012)

Also discussed here: Real Noise from the Urban Environment: How Ambient Community Noise Affects Health and What Can Be Done About It(Abstract, Anne Vernez Moudon, Dr es Sc, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, August 2009)

Today we review some research that assessed the degree of sleep disturbance and high annoyance from traffic noise on the populations of three cities in and near Atlanta, Georgia. Results indicate that just under 10% are highly annoyed and 2.5% are sleep deprived. The article calls for the control and abatement of noise in order to improve the health of communities.

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