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The European Environmental Agency (EEA) in a recent report on 5th March, 2020 said that one in 5 Europeans suffers from noise pollution and it is harmful to health.The Agency deplores the inability of countries to do cut down the high noise levels in urban spaces. They felt the objective of reducing the noise level in Europe before 2020 and taking the counties forward to a safer noise level as recommended by WHO might not be achievable as the menace continues unabated.
The Agency's main concern is the noise pollution projected to increase in the future because of additional growth in urban space and increasing demand for mobility. It implied future construction of highways, roads, buildings, etc., and more automobile traffic on the roads. Increase in noise pollution at night affects public health across Europe and can lead to disrupt sleep, cardiovascular and cardio-
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The Agency says the authorities in Europe both at local and national level must be resolute and take a positive step with assertion to cut down the noise level in urban and semi urban areas so that the future population will live in a safer environment with least noise pollution.
Ref: The New Indian Express (Tiruchi edition) dated: 6th March, 2020; page: 16:: ''EU report warns perils of noise pollution.''