If you’re used to working in a noisy, open-plan office then working from home can sometimes seem too quiet. But before you turn up your music and turn on the washing machine for some background noise, why not try and enjoy working in silence?Read more →
The hugely controversial HS2 project has received a fresh blow this week amid suggestions noise levels could breach World Health Organisation (WHO) limits. Here we discuss what this means for the project and the local community.
In October 2018, WHO compiled new guidelines on night-time railway noise, recommending that it should be kept below 44 decibels as this is associated with adverse effects on sleep. However, it is feared that some of the trains on rural parts of the proposed HS2 track between Leeds and Manchester may have to go slower to avoid breaching the noise limits.
Noise is a constant part of our lives but constant exposure to loud noises can be dangerous to our health. But how do we know when the sound levels become too high?
Here we explain just how loud common sounds can be and at what level it can begin to cause damage.
Noise pollution is a constant – a background hum, an irritating buzz, a deadly concoction of sounds causing all kinds of medical problems for people who have become accustomed to it.
Here, we look at some of the world’s loudest cities – and ways you can seek a bit of peace and quiet amid the melee.
Council leaders have come together to support a campaign for a change in the current noise pollution law. The change will see an individual or business responsible for an alteration in noise conditions being held accountable for dealing with that change. According to UK Music, 35% of venues across the country have closed in the last decade. A big part of that is due to developers building housing next to the venues, and the residents moving into that housing have then complained about the noise from said venues.Read more →