Why Noise Matters

Why Noise Matters – A Worldwide Perspective on the Problems, Policies and Solutions By J. Stewart with A. Bronzaft, F. McManus, N. Rodgers and V. Weedon

Is noise the most neglected green issue of our age?  This book argues compellingly that it is, and tells you all you need to know about noise as a social,cultural, environmental and health issue.

Across the world, more people are disturbed by noise in their day-today livesthan by any other pollutant on Earth. From the shanty towns of Mumbai to thesmart boulevards of Paris,noise is a problem. It is damaging people’s health, costing billions, andthreatening the world’s natural sound systems in the same way thatclimate change is altering its eco-systems.

Drawing on evidence from all over the world, this book showcases policies andstrategies that have worked to decrease noise pollution, and offers lessons forpolicymakers and environmental health professionals, campaigners and anyindividual affected by noise.

Written by a renowned noise campaigner and experts in law and health, this booktells you all you need to know about noise as a social, cultural andenvironmental issue and how we can act to build a more peaceful world.

2 thoughts on “Why Noise Matters

  1. My finacial guy sends a newsletter on Monday’s with some little gems of wisdom, todays is “Something I read this week : A normal person will die from lack of sleep sooner than from starvation. Death will occur in about 10 days without sleep, while starvation takes a few weeks. “

  2. Well, I’m not dead yet. The 18 Vestas 1.65 MW IWT’s started generating electricity in Nov, 2008 and the deprivation of sleep HAS compromised my immune system but, I have managed to get away often ENOUGH that the old bod continues to “soldier on”; for how long? I have no idea, so I’m looking for another way to get away from the toxic house. all suggestions are welcome.

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