Noise and Health Impacts: Noise Levels Research Synthesis Webinar
November 19, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
HUD recently contracted the Department of Transportation’s think tank, the Volpe Center, to identify scientific advances since the issuance of the 1974 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report, Information on Levels of Environmental Noise Requisite to Protect Public Health and Welfare with an Adequate Margin of Safety, that formed the basis for HUD noise policy. The research surveyed literature and existing studies from the past 40+ years focused on the major impacts of noise on human health, including effects on sleep and activity interference. This presentation will cover the results of this research in context with the policy and technical background of the report.
During this webinar we will:
- Describe the background of the original 1974 report
- Summarize key terms and issues related to noise assessment
- Share results of the report regarding noise impacts to key aspects of human health
- Discuss areas for additional research identified as a result of this study
Marcel Tchaou is the director of the Environmental Planning Division in HUD’s Office of Environment & Energy.
Zach Carter is a Program Analyst in the HUD Office of Environment & Energy.
Chuck Melton is a Field Environmental Officer in the Office of Environment & Energy.
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Tags: Environmental Review