Noise Pollution is a Health Threat
Updated: Jun 10, 2020
“Is Noise Pollution the Next Big Public Health Crisis?” David Owen, The NEW YORKER, May 6, 2019
“Exposure to prolonged or excessive noise has been shown to cause a range of health problems.” Australian Academy of Science
“Living under a flight path over a long period of time may increase the risk of developing high blood pressure or having a stroke.” The Independent, June 2017
Noise pollution is a proven danger to peoples’ health and well-being. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “Noise is an underestimated threat that can cause a number of short- and long-term health problems such as for example sleep disturbance, cardiovascular effects, poorer work and school performance, hearing impairment, etc.” Noise has particularly pernicious impact on children. And it is no coincidence that exposure to loud music and noise is a common tool of torture.
Noise is a growing problem in our schools, workplaces and homes—primarily driven by man-made sounds like traffic, machines, appliances. The WHO found that while other forms of pollution are decreasing, noise pollution is increasing. The implication of this body of science is that soundproofing is no longer a nice-to-have—rather it should be a key component of every building. HushFrame is an innovative, flexible soundproofing solution effective in both wood and metal framed structures. HushFrame can Silence the Noise. Contact HushFrame to learn more about how noise suppressing technologies are measured.