Road traffic noise: annoyance, sleep disturbance, and public health implications.

  title={Road traffic noise: annoyance, sleep disturbance, and public health implications.},
  author={MinHo Kim and Seo Il Chang and Jeong Chang Seong and James B. Holt and Tae Hwan Park and Joon Hee Ko and Janet B. Croft},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  volume={43 4},
BACKGROUND The WHO has recognized environmental noise as harmful pollution that causes adverse psychosocial and physiologic effects (i.e., annoyance and sleep disturbance) on human health. In Europe, noise-related health studies have been actively conducted, but the U.S. has lagged behind in this research field. PURPOSE This research predicted ambient levels of road traffic noise for a highly urbanized area: Fulton County GA. Assessment was made of noise impacts on the population, focusing on… CONTINUE READING
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