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Road traffic noise and public health effects

Cheng, Weijia (2015) Road traffic noise and public health effects. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Among all the environmental pollutants around people, road traffic noise plays a significant role. It is caused primarily by machines and transportation systems, and therefore disturbs or harms the balance of human life. Road traffic noise pollution affects the lives of millions of people. There is research and studies that show the direct links between traffic noise and health. Hearing impairment, sleep disturbance, and cardiovascular disease are all related to road traffic noise. However, these effects can be easily neglected. Within the quality of life uplifted, people are paying more attention to noise pollution and take a variety of public health measures to control and mitigate its harmful effects. This essay summarizes factors that influence road traffic noise, and compare mitigation measures of different areas. It also includes recommendations of future noise control measures.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Cheng, Weijia
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairPeterson, Jamesjimmyp@pitt.eduJIMMYPUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberSharma, Ravirks1946@pitt.eduRKS1946UNSPECIFIED
Date: 16 April 2015
Date Type: Publication
Submission Date: 5 April 2015
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Public Health > Environmental and Occupational Health
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Road, traffic, noise, Public, health, effects
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2015 20:25
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2022 11:56


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