Public health

Info and issues relating to environmental noise damage to hearing, mental, and physical health.

Quiet Society Activism for Community Noise Control

When I was a toddler, I would stand at my crib rail, wrinkling my nose at all the cigarette smoke from an adult house party. It was the hey day of tobacco companies, when people had fancy cigarette holders full of free cigarettes for guests. Rumours of lung cancer were just starting to get people’s …

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Open Letter to Government TRAN Committee to Assess the Impact of Aircraft Noise in the Vicinity of Major Canadian Airports

The Canadian federal government Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure & Communities is holding meetings in Ottawa to Assess the Impact of Aircraft Noise in the Vicinity of Major Canadian Airports. October 30, 2018 was Meeting 117. It’s urgent for Canadians across the country to contact this Committee to let them know your views on aircraft …

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Noise Damage Prevention Plan to Protect Children’s Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 1.1 billion children and teenagers are at risk for long-term hearing loss from high level noise. Noise damage also causes tinnitus (hearing extra sound) and hyperacusis (hearing sound extra loud).  The Quiet Coalition reports that environmental noise pollution is a public health crisis. This includes health effects starting …

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Federal Airport Noise Contour Maps Fail Communities

Noise mapping is when community noise is measured to find areas with unhealthy noise levels. The goal is to end the international public health crisis from transportation noise damage. Federal governments around the world are responsible for transportation, e.g. traffic, airplanes, railways. Airports, including aircraft flight paths, are the highest noise damage risk. Federal airport …

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