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Main Title Social Impact of Noise.
CORP Author National Bureau of Standards, Washington, D.C.
Year Published 1971
Report Number NTID300.11;
Stock Number PB-206 724
Additional Subjects ( Noise ; Sociology) ; ( Public health ; Noise) ; Urban areas ; Transportation ; Construction ; Communities ; Adaptation ; Stress(Physiology) ; Stress(Psychology) ; Industrial hygiene ; Noise pollution
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-206 724 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 25p
The World Health Organization defines health as a state of physical, mental, and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Using this definition it is evident that noise can be considered as having an important influence on the health of man. Because of its pervasive influence in all settings, activities and walks of life it has been often cited as a major source of annoyance as well as a threat to physical and mental health. For most people the usual consequences of noise are associated with interference with listening to speech or other sounds, distraction at home and on the job, disturbance of rest and sleep, and disruption of recreational pursuits. All of the foregoing can be considered components of the quality of life. In dealing with the social impact of noise, this report is divided into several sections: Overview; Extent of problem -- changing scope of problem; Effects of noise -- medical, psychological, social.