Noise Pollution Monitoring, Mapping and Health Impacts

Noise pollution has established itself as a high-ranking pollutant all across the world. Noise pollution has increased as a result of industrialisation, increased transportation, and other human activities. Noise pollution poses a serious threat to developing countries. People in India are less aware of noise pollution than they are of water and then air pollution. It has a poisonous effect on human health. Its effects on the population are mostly obvious after a long period of exposure. However, as compared to water and air pollution, the decay time of noise in the environment is quite short. The introduction to sound, noise and its monitoring techniques, human impact, and noise pollution control are all summarised in this book. The major goal is to raise public awareness about noise pollution and its harmful effects on those who are exposed to it. Many governments have revised noise regulations in attempt to reduce noise pollution, however these regulations are rarely enforced due to a lack of public knowledge. Chapter 1 outlined the various properties of sound, as well as their thorough definitions. As a result, in the next chapter, the characteristics of noise, as well as their sources of origination, are described so that people can learn about the causes of noise in the environment. In the third chapter, the measurement techniques and instruments needed for the research of noise pollution are also discussed in detail. In order to comprehend the influence on the environment, multiple noise rating systems and norms as set forth by various pollution boards have been provided. The impact of noise pollution on human health is discussed in Chapter 4. Finally, in the concluding chapter, the control of noise pollution at sources and by equipment has been summarised. This book provides a brief overview of noise pollution, including its properties, effects on humans, and mitigation measures. This is useful in raising public awareness of the excessive level of noise pollution in the environment.

Author(s) Details

Vishal Kumar
National Institute of Technology, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India.

A. V. Ahirwar
National Institute of Technology, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India.

A. D. Prasad
National Institute of Technology, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India.

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