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
Photo credit: Olaf Arndt licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition This article in the current issue of Acoustics Today discusses electric vehicle noises, which are mandatory in the U.S. to alert blind and visually impaired pedestrians of approaching electric vehicles. Apparently an early study showed increased pedestrian accidents
Photo credit: Mr.TinDC licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0 by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition This report from the UK’s Daily Mail notes that traffic noise makes female crickets less picky when it comes time to choose a mate. Usually female crickets choose mates with higher quality mating calls, but if the ambient noise levels are
Road traffic noise causes diabetes and hypertension, finds a new Canadian study. Dr. Daniel Fink says the findings are consistent with European studies, which recognize road noise as a health hazard.