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Historical Document

This document is provided by the National Center for Environmental Health’s Health Studies Branch ONLY as an historical reference for the public health community. It is no longer being maintained and the data it contains may no longer be current and/or accurate.

For information about current activities, please visit the
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  • Background
    According to the World Health Organization's Guidelines for Community Noise, noise is an increasing public health problem. Noise can have the following adverse health effects: hearing loss; sleep disturbances; cardiovascular and psychophysiologic problems; performance reduction; annoyance responses; and adverse social behavior.
  • FAQs
    Frequently asked questions about noise ...more
  • Publications
    Noise-related information from various scientific publications ...more
  • Resources
    Useful information about noise from various federal and nonfederal resources ...more

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