London subway noise is excessive

London subway noise is excessive

The London Post reports that noise on 37 Tube routes exceeds 85 dB, but the transport authority insists loud noise is unlikely to cause long-term hearing damage. Dr. Fink says they’re wrong.

The best headphones for children?  None!

The best headphones for children? None!

The best headphones for children? None, says Dr. Daniel Fink. Why? Headphones marketed for kids claim that 85 dB is safe, but it’s not. Protect your kids’ hearing and just say no to headphones!

The scourge that is electric hand dryers

The scourge that is electric hand dryers

Llyod Alter, the design editor at Treehugger, considers whether the Dyson hand dryer is “the world’s worst design object.” No, Xlerator has Dyson beat on noise.

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