Thursday, 31 January 2019

Noise pollution

Noise pollution takes place when there is excess amount of noise or unpleasant sound that causes temporary disruption in the natural balance. This definition is usually applied to sounds that are unnatural in either the volume or the production. Our environment is such that is difficult to escape the noise .

Causes of noise pollution 

1 Industrialisation Most of the industries use big machines which are capable of producing big noise . Therefore you must have seen workers in these factory and industry are wearing ear plugs to minimise the noise.
2 Social events Whether it is marriage ,parties and place of worship people flout rules set by local administration and create nuisance in the area .People play songs on full volume which makes the conditions of people living nearby worse.
3 Transportation large number of vehicles ply on roads and produce noise by playing horns and its noisy for people living nearby . The high noise leads to a situation where a normal person loses the ability to hear properly.
4 Construction activities Under construction activities like mining ,construction of bridges ,dams, buildings roads take place everyday. Bridges are made to accommodate more people and to reduce traffic congestion. The down point is that these construction activities are too noisy and unpleasant to hear.

Effects of noise pollution 

1 Hearing problems Any unwanted sound that our ears have not been to built to filter can cause problems in the body. Constant exposure to loud levels of noise can damage the ear drums and cause of loss of hearing.
2 Sleeping disorder loud noise can certainly hamper your sleeping pattern and may lead to irritation and uncomfortable situations. Without a proper sleep it may lead to problems like fatigue and it may hamper your performance in office life as well as domestic life. These were the effects of noise pollution and there is only one way to reduce noise that by creating awareness there will be better management of traffic and in our homes as well. Our aim should be to reduce noise at each level then we can be truly be noise free.

- By Poorvi Bellap

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