Traffic noise: exposure and annoyance
Assessment made on 01 Jan 2001
ClassificationTransport (Primary theme)
Policy issue: Reduce number of people exposed to and annoyed by traffic noise levels which endanger health and quality of life
A large proportion of the EU population is exposed to traffic noise levels which can be annoying or harmful for health. No data exists on population exposure to noise for the ACs.
It is estimated that 10 % of the EU population are exposed to rail noise above 55 LAeq dB. The data on noise nuisance by aircraft are the most uncertain, but studies indicate that 10 % of the total EU population may be highly annoyed by air transport noise.
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Noise TERM 2001
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe’s environment.
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