A World of (Environmental) Noise

A World of (Environmental) Noise

Through a cooperative, collaborative approach, based on sound scientific evidence, The Quiet Coalition intends to make the world a quieter place, one decibel at a time.

Another Silent Spring

Another Silent Spring

Are we experiencing another silent spring? Dr. Daniel Fink says yes in this piece about noise, a public health hazard that is creating unprecedented hearing loss.

Airplane Noise is a Health Hazard

Airplane Noise is a Health Hazard

A recent study by the conservative Mercatus Center at George Mason University labels those who complain about airport noise as NIMBYs. (NIMBY means Not In My Back Yard.) The study conveniently ignores a large body of medical research showing that airplane noise...
What Is A Safe Noise Level For The Public?

What Is A Safe Noise Level For The Public?

What is a safe noise level for the public? In an editorial in the January 2017 issue of the American Journal of Public Health, Founding TQC Board Chair Daniel Fink answers this question.

Noise Is the New Secondhand Smoke

Noise Is the New Secondhand Smoke

Like secondhand smoke, excessive environmental noise involuntarily exposes the public to conditions that increase their risk of disease. In the case of secondhand smoke, the preponderance of scientific evidence linking it to cancer finally convinced decision makers to take action.

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