Living near a busy motor highway, airport or an industrial object can be quite harmful to one''s health. Studies have proven that increased noise levels can cause stress and sleep disturbances, possibly leading to more serious consequences. Hundreds of millions of people worldwide are living in an environment that is not acoustically satisfactory. Governments have taken some bold steps in order to decrease the negative influence of community noise, yet much more needs to be done, especially in large urban areas and big cities. In order to find out more about noise pollution, the harmful effects it has on our health and the possible methods how to improve and control the situation – read this book.