Traffic Noise Contributes to Sleep Disturbance, Annoyance, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Study  
9/12/2012 7:55:56 AM

The World Health Organization recently recognized environmental noise as harmful pollution, with adverse psychosocial and physiological effects on public health. A new study of noise pollution in Fulton County, Georgia, suggests that many residents are exposed to high noise levels that put them at risk of annoyance or sleep disturbance, which can have serious health consequences. The research is published in the October issue of American Journal of Preventive Medicine.