Noise Pollution Hard On Heart As Well As Ears
May 14, 2011
“when someone is sleeping and the sound level increases, even though the person is not aware, not conscious, the heart rate is increasing and the blood pressure is increasing,” WHO researcher Rokho Kim says.
There was a time when the EPA handled noise much like other pollutants, setting and enforcing regulations, recommending reductions and assessing the risks. That changed in 1982, when Ronald Reagan closed the Office of Noise Abatement and Control.
… according to Garret Keizer, author of The Unwanted Sound of Everything We Want: A Book About Noise