A Noise pollution refers to excessive noise.
Time is ticking, it’s been said since we can all remember that time is a terrible thing to waste. It’s an expiration that’s ever-present, and if we sit around wasting it, we will be sorry that we let it go to waste.
Time is something that no one can ever get back, and is precious. Feel gracious for each minute you’ve been gifted. Time moves surprisingly fast. In life, you turn around and before you know it, years have gone by. This is what is happening to Dan and I.
As we get older this means more, time is the most precious resource we have at our disposal. On this earth, we only have a limited amount of time to spend with our friends, family and loved ones.
But although we have the same number of hours in a day, many of us never seem to have enough time. Some people seem to be able to get more from their day than others. Making the most of your time boils down to time management – you have to plan, prioritize, and spend wisely the hours you have.
“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” ― Mother Teresa
When we were living in Mexico, there were a lot of celebrating going on. Dan and I loved to be part of their culture and quite often enjoyed the booms and the music.
Celebrating until 5:00 a.m. in the morning with music to the max, was always a challenge for us. This leads me into a pollution that is never really recognized as an issue; however, it is a problem.
Noise pollution, unwanted or excessive sound can have deleterious effects on human health and environmental quality. Noise pollution is commonly generated inside many industrial facilities and some other workplaces, but it also comes from highway, railway, and airplane traffic and from outdoor construction activities.
Noise pollution can cause health problems for people and wildlife, both on land and in the sea. From traffic noise to rock concerts, loud or inescapable sounds can cause hearing loss, stress, and high blood pressure. Noise from ships and human activities in the ocean is harmful to whales and dolphins that depend on echolocation to survive.
“I have long held the opinion that the amount of noise that anyone can bear undisturbed stands in inverse proportion to his mental capacity and therefore be regarded as a pretty fair measure of it.” ― Arthur Schopenhauer
Noise pollution is an invisible danger. It cannot be seen, but it is present nonetheless, both on land and under the sea. Noise pollution is considered to be any unwanted or disturbing sound that affects the health and well-being of humans and other organisms.
Noise pollution impacts millions of people on a daily basis. The most common health problem it causes is Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL). Exposure to loud noise can also cause high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep disturbances, and stress. These health problems can affect all age groups, especially children.
Many children who live near noisy airports or streets have been found to suffer from stress and other problems, such as impairments in memory, attention level, and reading skill.
Noise pollution also impacts the health and well-being of wildlife. Studies have shown that loud noises cause caterpillars’ hearts to beat faster and bluebirds to have fewer chicks. Animals use sound for a variety of reasons, including to navigate, find food, attract mates, and avoid predators. Noise pollution makes it difficult for them to accomplish these tasks, which affects their ability to survive.
“The white noise of an industrial and commercial society drowns out our ability to think.” ― Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls
Increasing noise is not only affecting animals on land, it is also a growing problem for those that live in the ocean. Ships, oil drills, sonar devices, and seismic tests have made the once tranquil marine environment loud and chaotic. Whales and dolphins are particularly impacted by noise pollution. These marine mammals rely on echolocation to communicate, navigate, feed, and find mates, and excess noise interferes with their ability to effectively echolocate.
Some of the loudest underwater noise comes from naval sonar devices. Sonar, like echolocation, works by sending pulses of sound down into the depths of the ocean to bounce off an object and return an echo to the ship, which indicates a location for an object. Sonar sounds can be as loud as 235 decibels and travel hundreds of miles under water, interfering with whales’ ability to use echolocation. Research has shown that sonar can cause mass stranding’s of whales on beaches and alter the feeding behavior of endangered blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus).
Environmental groups are urging the U.S. Navy to stop or reduce using sonar for military training.
Seismic surveys also produce loud blasts of sound within the ocean. Ships looking for deep-sea oil or gas deposits tow devices called air guns and shoot pulses of sound down to the ocean floor. The sound blasts can damage the ears of marine animals and cause serious injury. Scientists believe this noise may also be contributing to the altered behavior of whales.
Among those researching the effects of noise pollution is Michel Andre, a bioacoustics researcher in Spain who is recording ocean sounds using instruments called hydrophones. His project, LIDO (Listening to the Deep Ocean Environment), collects data at 22 different locations. Back in the lab, computers identify the sounds of human activities as well as 26 species of whales and dolphins.
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The analysis aims to determine the effects that underwater noise is having on these animals. Andre hopes his project will find ways to protect marine animals from the dangers of ocean noise.
What are effects of Noise Pollution?
Constant exposure to loud noises can damage eardrums and loss of hearing. It also reduces the sensitivity of eardrums to pick up small sounds.
Noise pollution can affect health and shows signs of aggressive behavior, sleeps disturbance, increases in stress level and fatigue.
It can create hamper sleeping pattern (it is recommended to take sound sleep and not noise sleep)
Sound Pollution can increase blood pressure, heartbeat and headache.
Loud noise has affects not only on humans but also on pets. They can behave more aggressively if exposed to loud noises for a longer duration.
Interference or disturbance in conversions can result in misunderstandings.
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Tomorrow I will be blogging more on noise pollution, until than enjoy the view.
Time is the one thing we all have in common, but it is also the one thing that we all use differently.