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Historical Document

This document is provided by the National Center for Environmental Health’s Health Studies Branch ONLY as an historical reference for the public health community.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
Health Studies Branch (HSB) website.

What information is available about transportation noise?

The following Web sites provide information about transportation noise:

Can CDC help me regulate nonoccupational noise?

CDC is not a regulatory agency. Noise ordinances vary by community, so you may want to check with your city officials regarding noise pollution legislation.

Does CDC have any noise prevention and control education materials for children?

The WISE EARS! Health Education Coalition, of which CDC is a member, is conducting a national campaign to prevent noise-induced hearing loss and has materials for children. For information offered by the coalition, go to WISE EARS! Health Education Coalition. [external link]

Where can I get more information about the health effects, monitoring, and regulation of noise vibration?

CDC is not a regulatory agency; however, CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health provides information about noise and vibration in the workplace at

For information about noise vibration issues and regulations specific to your locale, contact your county or state health department or environmental protection agency.

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