KNOWLEDGE - Road Traffic Noise
We are slowly coming to the realization that traffic noise can have a serious impact on our health. According to the World Health Organization, traffic noise is associated with sleep problems, tiredness, headaches, high blood pressure, hormonal effects, stress and increased risk of heart disease. A recent Danish study has also indicated that approximately 5 percent of strokes may be attributable to the effects of traffic noise. It is this long-term impact on heart disease that leads to premature death.
In addition, indications also show that children exposed to constant environmental noise are at risk of developing learning difficulties.