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Noise air pollution’s largely invisible toll on human well being : Quick Wave : NPR


Noise air pollution from human actions can have adverse impacts on our well being—from sleep disturbances and stress to will increase within the danger of coronary heart illness and diabetes.

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Noise air pollution from human actions can have adverse impacts on our well being—from sleep disturbances and stress to will increase within the danger of coronary heart illness and diabetes.

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When’s the final time you have been in a spot that was quiet — actually quiet? No roadway noise, building work and even the hum of a fridge. Our world is filled with sounds, a few of that are harming our well being. The World Well being Group says “noise is an underestimated risk.” At the moment, host Emily Kwong talks to well being reporter Joanne Silberner about these well being prices, what is just too loud and a number of the historical past of laws to restrict noise air pollution in america.

Learn Joanne’s full article in Undark Journal right here.

Inquisitive about different well being tales? E-mail us at shortwave@npr.org.

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At the moment’s episode was produced by Berly McCoy and Rachel Carlson. It was edited by Rebecca Ramirez, who checked the info together with Berly. Kwesi Lee was the audio engineer.

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