EFFECTS OF NOISE POLLUTION WITH RELATION TO HYPERTENSION

Reddy, Seema Jherwar
2012 unpublished
The movement against noise pollution is weak in India. Most of the people do not consider it as a pollutant and accept it as a part of their routine life. The frequency and intensity of pollution has been increasing day by day. The present study reviews the data on sources, intensity and health implications of pollutants collected through household survey using questionnaires from contrasting density areas. The analysis reveals that tremendous increase in population, industrial activities,
more » ... al activities, unchecked growth in vehicular traffic and rapidly changing life style are the major factors that have created and aggravated the problem of pollution in the study area. The major health implications include annoyance, disturbance in sleep, interference with communication and other harmful effects. The cause and effect relationship between the intensity of pollution and occurrence of diseases among sampled households of has been established. The study also included suggestions of remedial measures for the mitigation of the noise problem.
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