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Main Title Noise in America : the extent of the noise problem {Microfiche} /
Author Simpson, Miles ; Bruce, Robert
CORP Author Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, MA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Noise Abatement and Control.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Noise Abatement and Control,
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-550/9-81-101
Stock Number PB82-219189
Subjects Noise--United States ; Noise control--United States ; Industrial noise--United States
Additional Subjects Noise pollution ; Ambient noise ; Aircraft noise ; Transportation noise ; Acoustic measurement ; Diurnal variations ; Statistical data ; Noise exposure ; Noise sources ; Noise levels
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NTIS  PB82-219189 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 186 p. in various pagings ; 28 cm.
The number of Americans exposed to various levels of occupational and environmental noise is estimated. Estimates are made for 11 categories of noise producers (e.g., traffic, aircraft, construction) using the Ldn or Leg(24) metrics. The assumptions in the models used, including demographic projections, are made explicit for all estimates. Estimates for combined exposures to traffic and other community noise sources are also made, as well as indoor noise exposures from home equipment like fans and clothes washers. According to the estimates, 1.5 million people are exposed to outdoor noise levels (from all sources) of over 75 Ldn, and over 90 million, to levels over 58 Ldn. Over 9 million people are exposed to occupational noise in excess of 80 dB (Leg(24)).
"EPA Report no. 550/9-81-101." "September 1981." Includes bibliographies. Microfiche.