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Measuring Public Noise Using Crowdsourced Sound Level Meter Apps

[Revised July 9, 2019; Originally published November 27, 2017] Smartphone Sound Level Meter apps are the latest technology to help people measure and map indoor and outdoor sound levels around the world. Apps can be used for personal use to find quiet locations at home or while traveling. Citizen scientists–everyday people–use these apps to pool …

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Join 2018 Quiet Campaigns Fighting Noise Pollution

Nobel Prize Winner Robert Koch predicted in 1910 that one day people “will have to fight noise as fiercely as cholera and pest.” It’s 2018, and the fight is on. Noise pollution causes stress, delayed learning in children, high blood pressure, heart disease, anxiety, depression, diabetes, obesity, dementia and early death. There are many individuals …

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