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Main Title The social impact of noise : a survey of medical, psychological, and social consequences /
CORP Author United States. National Bureau of Standards.
Publisher [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency],
Year Published 1971
Report Number EPA 950-R-71-079
OCLC Number 00334089
Subjects Noise pollution--United States.
Internet Access
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA-950-R-71-079 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/21/2014
Collation 25 pages 27 cm
Subtitle from page 1. "NTID 300.11." "Prepared ... under interagency agreement with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Noise Abatement and Control." Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
Introduction -- 1. Overview -- 2. Extent of problem ; Changing scope of problem -- 3. Effects of noise. Medical -- Psychological -- Social. Although many of the findings related to noise lend themselves to a variety of interpretations, there is general agreement on a number of factors: 1. Noises of sufficient intensity have caused irreversible hearing damage. 2. Noises have produced physiological changes in humans and animals that in many instances have not resulted in adaptation. 3. The effects of noise are cumulative and, therefore, the levels and durations of noise exposure must be taken into account in any overall evaluation. The recognition of this fact has been translated into legislation specifying limits of total permissible noise exposure in industrial settings. 4. Noises can interfere with speech and other communication. 5. Noise can be a major source of annoyance by disturbing sleep, rest, and relaxation. 6. When community noise levels have reached sufficient intensity, social action has occurred to reduce their effects, This has often taken the form of creating new organizations (or using existing ones) to press for regulation by means of laws, ordinances and standards. - Overview.