Respected principal teachers and my dear school fellows
When you were coming to school by bus, did you must have noticed that there were so many vehicles and every one of them blowing horn without any reason. Do you know? This is what Noise pollution is.
An unseen threat is noise pollution. It exists both on land and in the ocean, despite the fact that it cannot be seen. Noise pollution is the term used to describe any unwanted or obtrusive sound that has an effect on the health and wellness of people and other living things. Any unwelcome and disagreeable sound can be characterized as noise, to put it simply. It could be anything, such as loud music that we don’t want to hear or horn blowing at traffic lights.
Noise pollution can be harmful to people and wildlife both on land and at sea. From highway noise to rock concerts, loud or unavoidable noises can cause hearing loss, stress, and elevated blood pressure.
Whales and dolphins that rely on echolocation for survival are harmed by the noise made by ships and human activities in the water. Decibels are used to measure sound. Rustling leaves can be heard at 20 to 30 dB, and a thunderclap can be heard at 120 decibels. Noises of 85 decibels or higher can cause damage to a person’s ears.
So what can cause noise pollution? Anyone? Let me tell you as u all know.
Even as the world relies on technology for comfort, it is causing us harm. Enterprises, no matter how large or small, contribute to noise pollution. They use a lot of loud machinery, such as compressors, exhaust fans, generators, and so on. Similarly, the ever-increasing use of automobiles contributes significantly to pollution. Along with automobiles, it also encompasses other modes of transportation like buses, bikes, trucks, and more. Loud music being played while driving and pointless honking in traffic can create a lot of noise. Furthermore, social events like weddings, parties, and religious services that are hosted in halls, clubs, pubs, temples, and other places create a lot of commotion in the neighborhood. Mining and the construction of flyovers, bridges, and other structures are additional noisy construction operations.
So why is it bad? And what are the impacts of it?
So Every day, millions of individuals are impacted by noise pollution. Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is the health issue it most frequently causes. Stress, high blood pressure, heart disease, and sleep difficulties can all be brought on by exposure to loud noise. Even while you are asleep, the brain is constantly listening for indicators of danger. As a result, constant or loud noise might cause worry or anxiety. A person becomes more sensitive to stress as they are exposed to noise pollution on a regular basis.
Noise pollution can make people agitated, tense, frustrated, or angry. If a person feels powerless to stop the noise, the impact on their mental health is harsher. Children, in particular, but all age groups, can experience these health issues.
Animal health and welfare are also impacted by noise pollution. Animals use sound for a number of purposes, such as locating food, attracting partners, and avoiding predators. They struggle to do these duties due to noise pollution, which negatively impacts their capacity to survive.
Animals that live in the ocean are also increasingly affected by the increase in noise, in addition to those who live on land. Due to ships, oil drilling rigs, sonar equipment, and seismic testing, the previously tranquil ocean environment has become noisy and disorderly. Noise pollution has a particularly negative impact on whales and dolphins.
What actions can we then take to lessen noise pollution? So as a solution, we can control how much noise we create on our own. This may mean turning down the volume on our personal electronics, forgoing the use of horns when it is not essential, and being mindful of the noise we make at home. Another choice is to support stricter regulations against noise pollution. This may imply more stringent regulations on the volume of specific industrial and construction operations as well as better enforcement of current regulations.
Finally, to reduce the amount of noise in our surroundings, we may encourage the use of urban design techniques and noise-canceling technology.
Higher noise levels are dangerous, and it is challenging to get people to leave a closed space. The need to raise knowledge about the causes, impacts, and prevention of noise pollution is critical given the rising levels of noise pollution in the environment.
Both at home and at the office, the higher volume of noise should be decreased. The risks of noise pollution should be made known to the public.
Let’s all take responsibility for protecting the environment from noise pollution and improving the quality of life on the planet. The ecosystem has been impacted, and people have been discovered to have ear problems. It’s time for us to use the available preventive measures in order to prevent more damage.