Cause Of Noise Pollution

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Pollution is defined by Merriam-Webster as the action of polluting especially by environmental contamination with man-made waste. Every day millions of people are finding way to slowly damage the environment by being wasteful of resources, contaminating the fresh and salt waters, and by creating loud noises that are harmful to one’s health. The causes of pollution from the air, water, and noise continue to negatively impact the environment, animals, and people. The contamination of each area continues to increase daily and, if not addressed. will continue to have long lasting negative impacts on the Earth. Air is one area that is being contaminated. Air pollution is contamination of the air by a physical, biological, or chemical change…show more content…
Who would have thought that the noise we make everyday can be harmful and inflict damage on the environment. The EPA defines noise pollution as “unwanted or disturbing sound that become unwanted when it interferes with normal activities such as sleeping, conversation, or disrupts or diminishes one’s quality of life” (2017). Noise pollution affects people’s everyday health causing stress, high blood pressure, speech interference, hearing loss, sleep disruption, and lost productivity. One major health concern is Noise Induced Hearing Loss. One cause of noise pollution is industrialization. Industries use big machines such as compressors, generators, exhaust fans, and grinding mills that produce heavy noise requiring workers to wear earplugs to minimize the exposure. Even household items such as mixers, blenders, vacuum cleaners, washing machines and air conditioners cause enough noise to be harmful to one’s health. Another large pollutant is transportation. Airplanes fly over homes that are located near the airports, making constant noise that people struggle to cope with. Trains and subways also produce heavy noise that is difficult to deal with on a daily basis. Even a simple party or social event can cause enough noise to be considered a pollutant to some people. D. Nowacek’s data indictates that noise pollution has a negative impact of “anthropogenic noise on numerous marine species, including habitat displacement, disruption of…show more content…
For example solar energy is intended to harness the sun’s energy to use for electricity while reducing carbon monoxide output and thereby reducing the amount of greenhouse gasses in the air, and reducing noise pollution as these are silent systems. Although this is a great idea pollution is still being created in the process of the construction. Large areas of land are being cleared out in order to construct the large panels needed to harness the sun’s rays. Various amounts of water is being used, by the manufacturing plants, to assists with the cooling system of the manufacturing process of solar panels (2013). The Union of Concerned Scientists explains that the manufacturing process uses hazardous materials such as hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, nitric acid, hydrogen fluoride, 1-tricholrethane, and acetone which are harmful to the workers if inhaled and the environment if not properly disposed of (2013). Although solar energy itself does not produce carbon dioxide the manufacturing plants where the panels are manufactured do, increasing the amount of air

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