by David M. Sykes, Vice Chair, The Quiet Coalition How do we get to a cleaner, quieter America? Picture an America where the most egregious sources of pollution, transportation--whether road, air, or rail--run significantly cleaner and quieter. Today, the energy sources that propel the mobility on which we depend are petro-fueled, noisy, and dirty. Ending
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
Swiss study confirms transportation noise causes health problems. Study shows greater noise exposure results in worse health outcomes.