Noise Pollution

Restrict noise (e.g. the use of power tools, loud music, traffic, screaming children, construction noise, etc.) by bringing in regular quiet times. This could, for example, be one day a week or a couple of hours each day (e.g. around noon).

Why the contribution is important

Scientific studies show that noise pollution can have a profound detrimental impact on - the natural environment (e.g. loss of biodiverstiy), and - human health (e.g. blood chemistry/stress hormones, cardiovascular health, type 2 diabetes, cognitive impairment and behavioural issues in children, etc.) At times of generally heightened anxiety/frustration and strain on the NHS due to the effects of the corona pandemic, such dedicated quiet times - which would give us the relief from any additional stress response triggers - would be a way of supporting our overall physical and mental well-being.

by LOKE on May 11, 2020 at 05:41PM

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  • Posted by Mibbies May 11, 2020 at 19:49

    Living beside an airport and motorway has made the lockdown all the more apparent in terms of noise. One of the few positives of this pandemic. Dreading the return to that aspect of normality, it has been notably more peaceful.
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