Noise Pollution

Category: Environment & Ecology

Title : Pollution

Disturbing or excessive noise is described as noise pollution. It’s a loud non-harmonious vibrations that are unpleasant to hear. Usually sound measured in decibels (dB) and there is a decibel scale to measure noise pollution and its levels. Upto 20 dB is considered as whisper, 40 dB quiet office, 60 dB normal conversation, 80 dB is considered as noise pollution on decibel scale

Noise pollution is having too many ill-effects on life. It may cause fatigue, permanent deafness, it may develop crack in physical buildings, abortions in pregnant women and prolonged exposure  may lead to mental disorders.

It’s better to control noise pollution and we can control noise pollution by isolating noise and noise sources. At the individual level we should reduce volume to reduce noise pollution.

Question

Consider the following

  1. Fatigue
  2. Deafness
  3. Mental disorders

Which of the following are the ill effects of Noise pollution?

  1. A) 2 only
  2. B) 1,2 only
  3. C) 1,3 only
  4. D) All of the above

Answer: D

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