Transportation noise and public health outcomes: biological markers and pathologies

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Title: Transportation noise and public health outcomes: biological markers and pathologies
Authors: Faulkner, Jon
Murphy, Enda
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Date: 29-Aug-2018
Online since: 2019-05-20T11:36:50Z
Abstract: In 2009 the World Health Organisation recommend that for the prevention of sub-clinical adverse health impacts related to night-time noise, the general population should not be exposed to noise levels greater than 40dB(A). Contemporary scientific studies exploring the relationship between transport noise and health-related outcomes have served to reinforce the veracity of this recommendation. Indeed, a number of recent studies suggest that adverse impacts begin to occur at even lower levels - somewhere in the 30-39 dB(A) range. Within the foregoing context, this paper systematically reviews the contemporary academic literature in an attempt to delineate specific biological markers and pathologies associated with noise-health outcomes as a result of transportation noise exposure. In doing so, we highlight and categorise these markers specifically for a range of emerging health impacts. By highlighting such relationships, the goal is to allows other researchers to easily identify key health-related variables in national and international data sets. By utilising this data in conjunction with noise mapping data it may be possible to determine dose-effect and burden of disease relationships more accurately for a wider range of health issues in specific cities across Europe.
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: Institute of Noise Control Engineering - USA
Keywords: Environmental noise impactsPublic healthNoise pollutionRoad traffic noiseRailway noiseAircraft noiseIndustrial noise
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Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Is part of: Proceedings of a meeting held 26-29 August 2018, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Conference Details: The 47th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering (INTER-NOISE 2018), Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, 26-29 August 2018
ISBN: 9781510873032
Appears in Collections:Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy Research Collection

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