Noise pollution is very often an underestimated problem, and in our modern world noise is a always present factor that influences quality of life. Environmental noise is usually defined as the summary of noise pollution from outside caused by transport, industrial and recreational activities, which can have a heavy impact on mental and physical health of people, and influence also strongly wildlife and even plants.
On the Website www.nonoise.org you can find a lot of information reguarding noise pollution. Noise Pollution Clearinghouse is a non-profit organizations that tries to make people more aware about this problem, but tries also to lobby for a more silent world.
It delivers also a very good database on the issue, from scientific papers to environmental booklets you can find a lot of stuff on their website. So if you are more interested in the topic you should definitely consider this place on the web!
Written by: Max Unterthiner