Noise pollution or noise disturbance is the excessive noise that may harm the activity or balance of human or animal life. The source of most outdoor noise worldwide is mainly caused by machines and transportation systems, motor vehicles, aircraft, and trains. Noise pollution affects both health and behavior.
Noise pollution takes place when there is either excessive amount of noise or an unpleasant sound that causes temporary disruption in the natural balance. This definition is usually applicable to sounds or noises that are unnatural in either their volume or their production. Our environment is such that it has become difficult to escape noise. Even electrical appliances at home have a constant hum or beeping sound. By and large, lack of urban planning increases the exposure to unwanted sounds.
Related Journals of Noise Pollution
International Journal of Evolution, Ecosystem & Ecography, Expert Opinion On Environmental Biology, Geology & Geophysics, Journal of Ornithology, Journal of Sound and Vibration, Journal of The Acoustical Society of America.