Noise inside rail cars is a problem, too. Noise levels on Vancouver’s SkyTrain have been as high as 106 decibels, so when traveling by train, remember your ear plugs!
Despite the British government paying more attention to noise pollution than here in the U.S., research finds dangerous noise levels on London’s Tube.
Kudos to three NYC council members who have proposed banning nonessential helicopter flights over the city. The flights are a security and health risk and it’s time to bring them to an end.
Toronto cracks down on noisy cars and motorcycles with the launch of a new awareness and enforcement campaign. Loud muffler? Booming music? Get out your wallet, because that’ll cost you.
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 Quiet Coalition’s Jeanine Botta presented a paper on horn-based alerts and their impact on sleep at the ASA’s 177th meeting in May. Click to learn more about how these alerts disrupt sleep and concentration.