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General estimates of work-related noises.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2001-104, 2000 Nov; :1
General estimated are given for various work-related noises. They range from a 12-gauge shotgun at 165 decibels to a whisper at 30 decibels. Some of the others include a chain saw at 110 decibels and a jet engine at 140 decibels. Any noise above 85 decibels may cause hearing loss.
Noise; Noise-levels; Noise-induced-hearing-loss; Noise-sources; Noise-measurement
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2001-104
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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