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Learning Wednesday: Health Effects of Noise Pollution


Take care of your body: Remember that the best medicine is education and prevention—DrMACN

Noise pollution can be defined as any disturbing or unwanted noise that interferes or harms humans or wildlife.

Exposure to prolonged or excessive noise has been shown to cause a range of health problems ranging from stress, poor concentration, productivity losses in the workplace, and communication difficulties and fatigue from lack of sleep, to more serious issues such as cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment, tinnitus and other health issues.

12 thoughts on “Learning Wednesday: Health Effects of Noise Pollution”

  1. Yeah I have tinnitus. It is not bad and I can tune out the ringing in the ears a lot of the time. The joys of a misspent youth working in engineering where health and safety at the time was not all that it could be.

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      1. Yeah not doing too bad. In the UK we have the HSE. The health and safety executive are the people who bring prosecutions if you do not follow the law. That being the Health and Safety at Work Act. This is a national law in it places responsibility on the individual. When I was working in engineering I was quite young and there was a very casual approach to PPE. But companies can be fined if they do no follow rules and regs, like providing PPE and training the workforce in its use. They also have a duty of care or medical wellbeing, including mental health. Overall regulations may make it a bit harder for businesses, but you do not see the issues now that you do in many developed countries that do not have this.

        All that is well and good, but I also suspect that my hearing might be due to riding a V twin 500 cc motorcycle with straight through custom pipes.

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      2. No. It was a honda cx500c. The pipes were Matt black. The bike was a courier favourite, affectionately called the maggot. I also have had CB750, as well as a 250 that I rebored as a 400, lowered it, stuck a kwack dirtbike tank on, triumph headlites with twin spots, side mounted number plate, custom saddle, hand painted Matt black, with straight through pipes. Damn that was fun.

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  2. I’ve never realized it until years ago but yes noise pollution is probably for me at least one of the worst things for your body. Along with other stuff. Lol and to kindness wisdom. When that obviously horrible DR said that. That’s when you use those muscles in your ears and shut him off. It’s sad that some Dr egos are so messed up that they can’t just say I’m not sure and maybe recommend you to someone else like the good doctors do. Instead the “dr” did decided to diagnose you wrong because he didn’t know and completely went against his oath. Of course I hope you didn’t listen to that “dr” and hopefully that he is not running around giving false diagnoses just because he doesn’t know. That could seriously damage someone. Just don’t listen to him and if need be find a real doctor.
    Oh and always stay kind!

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