The other day I was sitting in my room reading a book and suddenly came this loud boisterous voice of a man shouting political slogans in a mike outside our house. This went on for a while. Now this is not the first time something like this has happened. I tried closing the window and […]
The other day I was sitting in my room reading a book and suddenly came this loud boisterous voice of a man shouting political slogans in a mike outside our house. This went on for a while. Now this is not the first time something like this has happened. I tried closing the window and it helped to some extent. But just when I got back to my reading came another deafening sound which made me get up and go look outside. To my dismay, I found out that apparently the neighbours are having some new furniture built. This was all I could take. My reading for the day was over.
Sounds familiar? Well this is a situation which many of us have to face in our daily lives. There is always too much noise around you, wherever you go. Be it the market, the highway or just your neighbourhood, noise follows you everywhere. In layman terms, this is what we call noise pollution. Noise pollution is the extreme or excessive noise that disrupts normal peaceful life and poses a threat to human and animal health. Noise pollution usually occurs in high density in urban areas and towns, although rural areas are not completely devoid of noise pollution. There are some places that I have noticed where noise pollution occurs frequently. They are-
These places generally sum up the source to most of the noise pollution that happens in the world. Now we delve into a more serious issue- the hazardous effects that noise can have in our lives-
All this is reason enough for us to take a stand and reduce noise pollution as fast as possible. We may not be able to eliminate it completely, but we can at least reduce it to some extent. If we all work together and put our hearts into it, this goal is indeed possible to accomplish. I have compiled a list of measures that we can take to decrease noise.
Every individual has his share in noise pollution. So instead of looking at what others are doing or not doing, why don’t we do it ourselves? We don’t have a moment to lose. Start acting today!