Noise makes us ill and is a public health problem

Noise is one of the most important environmental stressors and represents a public health concern. Nowadays in Europe, 100 million people -one in five people- are exposed to high outdoor levels of road traffic noise (above 55dB) and 32 million to very high outdoor levels of road traffic noise (above 65 dB). In Spain, numbers are higher, with one in four people exposed above 55 dB.

Despite emerging evidence from experimental and epidemiological studies, the effects of noise on health have captured little attention and are often disregarded.

In one of the latest Health ISGLobal‘s blog posts, researchers Maria Foraster tells us more about this problem, including some of its consequences or where you can check the noise level at your own home address! Check it out here.

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