Noise Pollution is environmental noise
that is annoying, distracting, or
physically harmful.
It is displeasing human- or machinecreated sound that disrupts the
activity or balance of human or animal
life. A common form of noise pollution
is from transportation, principally
motor vehicles.
Noise comes from the Latin word "noxia" meaning “injury” or “hurt”.
The source of most noise is transportation systems, motor vehicle noise, but also
including 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.
Other sources are car alarms, office equipment, factory machinery, construction work,
grounds keeping equipment, barking dogs, appliances, power tools, lighting hum, audio
entertainment systems, loudspeakers and noisy people.
Noise pollution can cause annoyance and aggression, hypertension, high stress levels,
tinnitus, hearing loss, sleep disturbances, and other harmful effects.