Quiet Times Ahead For Dublin Dwellers

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Dunlaoghaire Rathdown Co. Council’s recent noise publication provides an evidence base for the future development of suitable guidelines on noise by the World Health Organisation (WHO). It supports the recommendations as set out in the ‘Night Noise Guidelines for Europe’ publication and supports this view based on a review of evidence based assessments of the impact of noise on health.

Noise from transport is by far the most widespread source of noise exposure, causing the most annoyance, sleep disturbance and public health concerns. Road traffic noise is the most significant contributor to environmental noise, with the CE Delft report (Traffic Noise Reduction in Europe, August 2007) estimating that approximately 210 million EU citizens are regularly exposed to 55 decibels (dB) or more from road noise.

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