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Monday, July 8 • 16:30 - 16:50
COMMUNITY RESPONSE TO ROAD TRAFFIC NOISE : A REVIEW OF SOCIAL SURVEYS IN AFRICA

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Transportation noise as an element of pollution of human environment is no longer to demonstrate. Road traffic noise induced annoyance is one of the most negative health impacts includes damage risk, sleep disturbance, increased blood pressure, heart rate, interference with task performance etc. In Africa, most of the time noise is not recognized as pollutant that can cause wide range of negative social impacts, this can be explained by the scarcity of studies in this sector, only very few are available. What is particularly important is the increase in the sound level year after year. This phenomenon is linked to various factors of increase including: demographic growth, the number of vehicles, distances traveled, urban peripheral displacements and semi-permanent secondary residences. Home building is deficient in the use of insulating materials and noise protection measures are almost non-existent. The results of social surveys focused on community response to road traffic noise in Africa are reviewed.


Monday July 8, 2019 16:30 - 16:50 EDT
Westmount 4
  T04 Environ. & commun. noise, RS01 Commun & envirnmt noise