Noise pollution is a bigger threat to your health than you may think, and Americans aren’t taking it seriously

Noise pollution is one of the types of pollution we don’t often think about. The World Health Organization, CDC, and researchers worldwide have been warning against the effect it has on human health for decades.

[Business Insider] spoke with Ted Rueter, founder of?Noise Free America, and?Kit Frank, an audiologist at?NYU Langone Health, about what they think of noise pollution and the damage it can do to our hearing and overall health.

Noise Free America has been battling noise pollution in America for years. One of their latest approaches was to publish the book “Guide to Modified Exhaust Systems: A Reference for Law Enforcement Officers and Motor Vehicle Inspectors.

?Anything at or above above 65 decibels can trigger an increase in blood pressure, heart rate, and stress hormones in the blood. Over time we can get used to these sounds, but that doesn’t make them any less dangerous.”

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