by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition Joanna York, Connexion France, reports that noise pollution in France costs €156 billion annually. York reviewed a study done by the France’s Conseil National de Bruit (National Noise Council) and l’Agence de l La Transition e Ecologique (Ecological Transition Agency). Noise pollution affects 25 million people in
Photo credit: Chris LeBoutillier from Pexels by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition The title of this post refers to the title of an important article just published by Thomas Münzel's research group in Mainz, Germany. They note that aging is a complex multifactorial process, with about 25% determined by genetics but the rest
Photo credit: Kathryn Archibald from Pexels by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition This 31-slide deck from MSN Lifestyle reviews how noise pollution is harming your health. One might quibble with how some of the facts are presented, but overall the information is scientifically accurate. Noise pollution, defined as unwanted sound in the environment,
Photo credit: Máximo from Pexels by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, and Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition Over the past thirty years, many New Yorkers have contacted me at GrowNYC to assist with their noise complaints. A large number of these complaints deal with neighbor to neighbor noise intrusions, with some complaints focused
Photo credit: foilistpeter licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition Bearded seals are a key species in the Alaskan Arctic. The males use loud mating calls to attract females. Even their quiet calls have been likened to a chainsaw, but they have to call loudly enough over their equally noisy
Is the pandemic causing a reduction in noise pollution? Dr. Arline Bronzaft says yes, but wonders whether post-pandemic efforts will be made to promote quiet.
As public health concern grows, the Pew Charitable Trusts looks at noise pollution. David Sykes finds Pew’s interest encouraging, because it will stimulate awareness.