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What is noise? What is noise pollution? What measures should we take to reduce noise pollution?


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Noise is any unpleasant sound from any source that causes psychological and/or physiological discomfort. Noise can have harmful effects like irritability, lack of concentration, sleep disturbance and stress. Noise pollution is the sustained presence of unwanted, harmful and annoying noise in the environment. E.g., automobiles, television, blaring loudspeakers, air coolers, etc. Measures to reduce noise pollution include:
  • avoid use of loudspeakers
  • restrict talking too loudly or playing television too loudly in houses.
  • avoid playing loud music while driving and the use of horns unnecessarily.  

Science
Science in Everyday
Standard VIII

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