Noise is more than a nuisance

I recently moved into a city’s downtown from the suburbs and was immediately greeted with noise. I started thinking about the impacts of noise pollution on health, both mental and physical, and what I learned is that it isn’t good.

I wrote about this recently in The Valley Breeze, a Rhode Island newspaper:

First declared a public health hazard in 1968, the cacophony around us is growing. There is no “on/off switch” for our ears either, so we can’t mitigate our own exposure…This trend isn’t without consequence. Not only does noise pollution reduce our quality of life but it also hurts our health.

Read the full article here.

Research for this piece was supported by Arnold Ventures.

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