HEALTH EFFECTS


HIGH NOISE POLLUTION IN INDIAN METROS
CENTRAL POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD, GOVT.OF INDIA
Feb-June 2011 Study Results ( 6 am to 10 pm )

INDIAN ARMY CHIEF SUFFERS HEARING LOSS
[Times of India 19/JAN/2010]

“Army chief Deepak Kapoor suffers from hearing impairment after exposure to hearing booming sound of Artillery guns during a demonstration on anti terror operations”

NOISE POLLUTION LEADS TO ROADRAGE
Times of India 10/Feb/2004
“Road rage is increasingly emerging as a trend this can correlated to the increasing levels of noise “ Noise Pollution a slow poison

NOISE POLLUTION LEADS TO HEART ATTACKS
www.mensfitness.com-2013
“ People living near noisy traffic have greater risk of heart attacks, possibly due to lack of sleep or more stress”. Every 10% Decibel increase in traffic noise was linked to a 12% higher risk of heart attack”.
Heart attacks more likely where traffic is louder

TRAFFIC NOISE LEADS TO HEART ATTACKS
www.livescience.com
“ The louder the traffic hear people’s homes, the quarter their risk of heart attack a new study from Denmark says. We think traffic noise during the night is especially dangerous” the risk of heat attack increased 12% after conducting study in more than 50,000 participants.

76% TRAFFIC POLICE DRIVEN TO DEAFNESS DUE TO NOISE
[THE HINDU 16/JUNE/2006]

“A sample survey on effects of noise pollution on traffic policemen in the city carried by the Society to Aid Hearing Impaired [SAHI] , revealed that 76% of the 45 cops who were screened had NIHL [Noise Induced Hearing Loss]” “One way to prevent drastic hearing loss was the use of earplugs”.

The Hindu 5/June/2013
“ Being exposed to high levels of noise pollution is a slow poison besides the obvious effect on hearing ability, high noise levels also cause heart diseases and blood pressure”
Does Noise Pollution from traffic cause heart attacks?

TRAFFIC NOISE LEADS TO HEART ATTACK AND STROKE
[METRO NEWS 22/AUG/2007 from WHO and BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION]
“Traffic noise alone may account for 3%of death from heart attacks and stroke”
Road traffic Noise may increase Diabetes risk
(Environmental health perspectives)
“Investigators conclude that reducing urban noise could improve population health, specially reduce risk of Diabetes.”
Noise pollution leads to mental illness.

HEARING LOSS NOW A MILITARY EPIDEMIC
[The Associated Press 2008]

‘Large number of soldiers and marines are coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan with permanent hearing loss. Hearing loss is No.1 disability in the war.60% of the US personnel exposed to blasts suffer from permanent hearing loss, and, 49% also suffer from tinnitus”.

ARMY CHIEF’S AIDE PARTLY DEAF
[DNA 1/Feb/2010]

“According to medical examination report [Lt. Gen]Prakash suffers from sensory neural hearing loss. General Prakash suffered ear damage due to constant listening to booming guns”

NOISE POLLUTION AFFECTS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
[CITIZEN MATTERS BANGALORE 20/NOV/2013]

Other than debilitating Physical and psychological effects, noise pollution can result in decreased learning capacity, memory list, poor language skills, decreased speed development, decreased academic performance and decreased cognitive ability.