The propagation of noise that can have a harmful impact on the activities of humans and wildlife is known as noise pollution.
The growing levels of environmental noise worldwide have caused multiple environmental and health problems, including sleep disturbance, annoyance and irritability, heart disease, or learning difficulties, among others.
Major sources of noise pollution include road, railway and air traffic, as well as industrial and leisure activities. It can also be caused by construction work or wind turbines. It can also be caused by loud music, construction and electrical generators.
The amount of people exposed to harmful levels of noise in European cities is increasing. However, most people are unaware of the adverse effects of this risk on their health and wellbeing.
By completing this course, the student…
• The concepts and principles surrounding the mechanics of noise pollution as well as the latest evidence linking noise with public health concerns.
• The vital importance of tackling noise pollution in cities, as it is putting people’s physical, mental and social health at risk.
• Awareness about noise pollution as one of the most important environmental stressors affecting public health in Europe.
This course has been created in collaboration with IsGlobal
The Barcelona Institute for Global Health, ISGlobal, is the fruit of an innovative alliance between the “la Caixa” Foundation, academic institutions and government bodies to contribute to the efforts undertaken by the international community to address the challenges in global health.
About the Course
Free & Paid Options
You can access and participate in the course for free. If you want to earn a certificate upon completion, you can purchase it. The certificate will be accessible only once the course is successfully completed. Read more here.
To make this course accessible for a greater audience, the videos’ subtitles are available in English and other European Languages
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