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Urban environment and perception to noise pollution.

Authors
Lacerda-ABMD; Magni-C; Morata-TC; Marques-JM; Zannin-PHT
Source
Ambient Soc 2005 Jul-Dec; 8(2):85-98
NIOSHTIC No.
20033362
Abstract
The present study investigated the psychosocial complaints related to urban noise among the population of Curitiba. We used a questionnaire of closed-set questions to collect data on demographics and psychosocial reactions to environmental noise when subjects are at home. Eight hundred and ninety-two individuals (892) participated of the study. The main noise sources associated with discomfort or annoyance were traffic noise (67%), neighbors (33%), sirens (23%), animals (21%), and construction (21%). The main psychosocial complaints were annoyance (55%), disrupted concentration (28%), sleep disorders (20%) and headaches (19%). The data confirm that noise pollution has an influence on the quality of life of the population as manifested by several psychosocial complaints that could have a negative impact on the health and well being of populations.
Keywords
Noise; Noise-exposure; Noise-pollution; Noise-sources; Physiological-effects; Questionnaires; Demographic-characteristics; Sleep-disorders; Sleep-deprivation
Publication Date
20050701
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2005
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
1414-753X
NIOSH Division
DART
Source Name
Ambiente & Sociedade
State
OH
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