Why Noise Matters
Why Noise Matters – A Worldwide Perspective on the Problems, Policies and Solutions By J. Stewart with A. Bronzaft, F. McManus, N. Rodgers and V. Weedon
Across the world, more people are disturbed by noise in their day-today livesthan by any other pollutant on Earth. From the shanty towns of Mumbai to thesmart boulevards of Paris,noise is a problem. It is damaging people’s health, costing billions, andthreatening the world’s natural sound systems in the same way thatclimate change is altering its eco-systems.
Drawing on evidence from all over the world, this book showcases policies andstrategies that have worked to decrease noise pollution, and offers lessons forpolicymakers and environmental health professionals, campaigners and anyindividual affected by noise.
Written by a renowned noise campaigner and experts in law and health, this booktells you all you need to know about noise as a social, cultural andenvironmental issue and how we can act to build a more peaceful world.