Road traffic noise causes diabetes and hypertension, finds a new Canadian study. Dr. Daniel Fink says the findings are consistent with European studies, which recognize road noise as a health hazard.
Dr. Daniel Fink writes about the elegant way Mumbai is solving its horn problem—the police hook up decibel meters to lights and if drivers honk their horns, the light remains red!
London is looking for ways to quiet the Underground. Dr. Arline Bronzaft asks what too so long? Her 40+ years studying subway noise shows it not only disturbs those exposed to it, it’s also a sign of potential breakdown.
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.