Do we hear too much noise every day? Dr. Daniel Fink believes the answer is yes, and an important but overlooked 2012 study supports his contention.
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? In an editorial in the January 2017 issue of the American Journal of Public Health, Founding TQC Board Chair Daniel Fink answers this question.
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.
A founding member of The Quiet Coalition, Quiet Communities Inc. recently contracted with the University of Washington School of Law’s Regulatory Environmental Law and Policy Clinic to investigate various approaches to re-engage federal, state, and local governments to take an active role in addressing noise pollution.