Any sound that disturbs your peace is noise, regardless of whether or not you are used to it - But have we ever stopped to think about noise pollution effects on humans?
- Noise pollution can be defined as any disturbing or unwanted noise that interferes or harms humans or wildlife.
- Diseases Caused by Noise Pollution:- Hypertension, Hearing loss, Sleep disturbances, Child development, Various cardiovascular dysfunctions, Dementia, Psychological dysfunctions.
- Our oceans are no longer quiet. Thousands of oil drills, sonars, seismic survey devices, coastal recreational watercraft and shipping vessels are now populating our waters, and that is a serious cause of noise pollution for marine life. Whales are among the most affected, as their hearing helps them orient themselves, feed and communicate.
- Other than marine life, land animals are also affected by noise pollution in the form of traffic, firecrackers etc., and birds are especially affected by the increased air traffic.