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02 August, 2007

Health Warnings-2: "Effects of Noise Pollution"

While levels and dangers of noise pollution are well-documented and everyone knows what an irritant and stresser noise is, what is lesser known is that chronic noise can cause:

Mental distress
Non-cooperative behaviour
Learning impairment
Musculo-skeletal problems
Heart problems
Tinninitus or a ringing sound within the ears (even when there is no noise in the surroundings)

It can hamper performance and productivity.

Chronic noise also affects interpersonal relationships.

(Courtesy: Aruna Chandraraju, Weekly Magazine, The Hindu, April 3, 2005)

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