Definition of environmental noise
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines environmental noise as noise from all sources with the exception of workplace noise.
Noise level is measured in decibels (dB). The louder the noise, the higher the decibels.
Effects of environmental moise on physical health
Environmental noise can cause sleep disorders, cardiovascular diseases and hearing problems.
Psychosocial effects of environmental noise
Environmental noise can disrupt a person's quality of life. It is also associated with learning problems in students.
Last update: June 16, 2022