Gordon Hempton launches Quiet Parks International, and The Quiet Coalition’s co-founder, Dr. Arline Bronzaft, will serve on the group’s advisory board.
Dr. Arline Bronzaft writes about the importance of reducing urban noise, noting that research shows that urban dwellers are suffering from the harmful effects of noise.
Dr. Arline Bronzaft writes the lockdown is allowing us to hear nature. Given that loud urban noise negatively affects our health, its decrease is a good thing in this otherwise anxious time.
Could noise be a risk factor for hypertension? Dr. Daniel Fink looks at a Chinese study that suggests the answer is yes, mirroring U.S. studies also showing a correlation.
Is the pandemic causing a reduction in noise pollution? Dr. Arline Bronzaft says yes, but wonders whether post-pandemic efforts will be made to promote quiet.
Dr. Arline Bronzaft writes about the omnipresent sirens blaring in New York City and wonders if post-pandemic legislation addressing siren volume may finally get enacted.