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annoying or damaging environmental noise levels, as from automobile engines, industrial machinery, or amplified music.
Environmental noise that is annoying, distracting, or physically harmful. Also called sound pollution.
an unwanted noise level in the environment, causing discomfort and possibly threatening health.
Prevention Active noise control
Public health The unexpected or undesired contamination of the audible electromagnetic spectrum
noise pollutionOccupational health Noise and sounds in the workplace and environment that are annoying or excessive to the point of causing lost productivity Prevention Active noise control. See Cymatics, Sound therapy, Toning.
noise pol·lu·tion(noyz pŏ-lū'shŭn)
Annoying or physiologically damaging environmental sound levels, as from automobile engines, industrial machinery, and amplified music.
1. a loud, harsh and objectionable sound.
2. interference in an ecological or electronic system, but insufficient to stop the system.
3. in statistics when extraneous, uncontrolled variables cause errors in the distribution of data.
noise in the environment that adversely affects, in our context, the animal inhabitants. No such ill effects have been demonstrated.