||Report of the second Federal Interagency Noise Effects Research Panel.
||United States. Federal Interagency Noise Effects Research Panel.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Noise Abatement and Control,
Noise--Physiological effect. ;
Noise--Physiological effect--Research grants--United States. ;
Noise pollution--United States.
Physiological effects ;
Hearing loss ;
National government ;
Psychological effects ;
Government agencies ;
Noise pollution ;
Environmental health ;
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||159 pages in various pagings : illustrations ; 27 cm
The Federal Noise Effects Research Program was documented and reviewed. The program expanded slightly over the last few years, with more agencies participating. The program is reasonably comprehensive and in general coordinated with no unjustified overlap of efforts. Research needs to support and justify regulatory and standards requirements were identified by the Panel as being of the highest priority. Satisfaction of these relatively short term goals with present budget restrictions could jeopardize long-range basic research needs to understand basic effects mechanisms. To satisfy both requirements, the Panel on the average recommends an increase of the overall Federal noise effects research budget of 40%. The Panel recommends several specific research topics for high priority funding. Among the areas requiring additional support are effects of noise on sleep, and community or collective response.
Cover title: Federal noise research in noise effects. "EPA 550/9-78-102." "The present report is the second report of the Federal Interagency Noise Effects Research Panel." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.