:: Volume 5, Issue 1 (Winter, 2018) ::
Environ. health eng. manag. 2018, 5(1): 23-27 Back to browse issues page
Effects of noise pollution on Samen district residents in Mashhad city
Asiyeh Moteallemi , Bijan Bina , Soheila Mortezaie
Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran , bbina123@yahoo.com
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Background: Noise pollution is one of the most important environmental pollutions that affects human health in different dimensions. The current study aimed to survey the effects of noise pollution on residents of the Samen district in Mashhad.
Methods: To understand the psychological effects that noise pollution caused by vehicles has on people, 400 questionnaires designed to gather demographic data and information on attitudes about noise pollution, its effects on people’s activities, and noise source annoyance were randomly distributed among the people living in the Samen district of Mashhad city. SPSS software was used for statistical analysis.
Results: According to the results of this study, the most important effects noise pollution had on the studied society were nervousness (29.1%), conversation problems (19.8%), amnesia (18.3%), and loss of concentration (12.8%). Furthermore, 54.8% of the respondents considered the environmental noises annoying, and 32.5% reported it very annoying. In this study, traffic noise was reported as the most important source of noise pollution.
Conclusion: Generally, the results showed that noise pollution is a serious issue in the Samen district, and the necessary actions should be taken to control noise and prevent the effects of noise pollution.
Keywords: Noise pollution, Psychological effects, Samen area, Mashhad city
eprint link: http://eprints.kmu.ac.ir/id/eprint/27032
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/03/11 | Accepted: 2018/03/11 | Published: 2018/03/11

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