How to reduce noise pollution in cities? | The Quiet Brussels Plan

Often neglected, noise pollution is one of the top quality of life issues for city dwellers. In cities like Brussels, noise from traffic and construction can cause an average street sound of 60 to 65 dB. Even though the human ear can tolerate noise up to 80 dB without effective damage, it is above the health warning figure – established by the World Health Organisation (WHO) – which is of 55 dB during 24 hours. Nonetheless, studies have shown that repeated noise exposure can have a major impact on people’s health. In this video, UMX travelled to Brussels to understand how cities can reduce noise pollution, via their Quiet Brussels Plan.

Many thanks to Marie Poupé (Head of the Quiet Brussels Plan at Brussels Environment) and Naïma Deggouj (Head of Audiology Service at Hospital CHU Saint-Pierre) for sharing their experience and knowledge in this video! If you want more information on the Quiet Brussels Plan, click here: If you want more information on the 30 City measure in Brussels, we recommend visiting this website:

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