Noise: The Not-So-Silent Killer

Photo credit: Mikhail Nilov from Pexels by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, and Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition In “Loud Noise: The Not-So-Silent Killer Is Back,” Kimberly Rae Miller, writing in the July/August AARP Bulletin, notes that the end of the pandemic will very likely bring us back to a noisier world. This

Traffic noise disproportionately affects low-income families

Photo credit: Doug Kerr licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, and Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition With traffic noise recognized as “one of the worst environmental stressors for humans by the World Health Organization, second only to air pollution,” John Hartig, GreatLakesNow, writes that researchers at the University of

Ban the awful leaf blowers!

Photo credit: Timothy Valentine licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition Ban the awful leaf blowers. That’s the headline for a letter to the editor in the Camden New Journal, an independent newspaper in London. The writer includes some details of leaf blower history that I didn’t know, namely:

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