by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition This article in Knowable Magazine describes, in a well written, easy-to-read, and scientifically accurate manner, how transportation noise hurts the heart. Basically, it causes a “fight-or-flight” stress reaction, with autonomic nervous system and neurohormonal responses. Epidemiology studies show increased heart attacks, strokes, and deaths in people living
America's local communities are thriving despite partisan gridlock, something Deborah and James Fallows have documented in their new book, “Our Towns.”
News media treat airport noise as a “local problem.” No wonder nothing happens, writes David Sykes. If you want something done to stop airport noise, click to see his suggestions.
Better hearing and sight can help keep memory sharper, says Dr. Daniel Fink. So why doesn’t the medical establishment take the lead in promoting the prevention of hearing and sight damage?
John Stewart, lead author of "Why Noise Matters," explains the significance of the WHO's new noise guidelines in his layperson's guide to the WHO's noise and health report.