Title

Chapter 19 Noise pollution and its impact on human health and the environment

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Abdel-Mohsen O. Mohamed
Evan K. Paleologos
Fares M. Howari

Document Type

Book Chapter

Source of Publication

Pollution Assessment for Sustainable Practices in Applied Sciences and Engineering

Publication Date

1-1-2021

Abstract

This chapter deals with (1) the basic theory of sound propagation; (2) an overview of noise pollution problem in view of policy and standards by the World Health Organization, the United States, and the European Union; (3) noise exposure sources from aircraft, road traffic and railways, in-vehicle, work, and construction sites, and occupations, and households; (4) the noise pollution impact on human health and the biological environment; (5) modeling of regional noise-affected habitats in protected and unprotected land areas and the marine environment; (6) noise control measures and sustainability in view of sustainable building design, noise mapping, and control measures such as barriers and berms along roadsides, acoustic building materials, roadway vehicle noise source control, road surface, and pavement materials; and (7) environmental noise pollution management measures and their impact on human health.

Publisher

Elsevier

Volume

J. Hum. Ecol. 33 3 2011

First Page

975

Last Page

1026

Disciplines

Environmental Engineering

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

no

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