Against Sound Pollution-
Sound pollution is excessive, displeasing human, animal or machine-created environmental noise that disrupts the activity or balance of human or animal life.
In India the source of most sound pollution is mainly high volume Loud Speakers on every temples and loud speakers on every occasion, DJs , Marriage Band Party and firecrackers .The source of most noise worldwide is mainly construction and transportation systems, including motor vehicle noise, aircraft noise and rail noise. Poor urban planning may give rise to noise pollution, since side-by-side industrial and residential buildings can result in noise pollution in the residential area.
Noise health effects are both health and behavioral in nature. The unwanted sound is called noise. This unwanted sound can damage physiological and psychological health. Sound pollution can cause annoyance and aggression, hypertension, high stress levels, tinnitus, hearing loss, sleep disturbances, and other harmful effects. Furthermore, stress and hypertension are the leading causes to health problems, whereas tinnitus can lead to forgetfulness, severe depression and at times panic attacks.
Chronic exposure to noise may cause noise-induced hearing loss.
High noise levels can contribute to cardiovascular effects and exposure to moderately high levels during a single eight hour period causes a statistical rise in blood pressure of five to ten points and an increase in stress and vasoconstriction leading to the increased blood pressure noted above as well as to increased incidence of coronary artery disease.
It is a public health issue that is adversely affecting the lives of millions of people throughout India.
Please be aware and help to reduce sound pollution
So action should be taken as effectively as possible against Sound pollution.
SHOULD BE BANNED ON -
Use of Loud Speakers on every occasion,
Use of Loud Speakers by marriage Band Party.
Use of Loud Speakers on each Temple,
Use of DJ on any Celebrations
By- India’s First Music Therapist
Dr. Bhaskar Khandekar
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