Number of people exposed to average day-evening-night level Lden ≥ 55 dB

Data Visualization Created 15 May 2018 Last modified 22 Jun 2018
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  • Urban agglomerations are those defined as such in the Environmental Noise Directive, that is the part of the territory, delimited by the Member State, having a population in excess of 100,000 persons and a population density such that the Member State considers it to be an urbanised area.
  • The numbers of people exposed can only be summed for the same source inside and outside urban areas and not across sources, since the latter could lead to double counting.
  • 55 dB Lden is the EU threshold for excess exposure defined in the Environmental Noise Directive and indicating an annual average level during the day, evening and night; dB=decibel.
  • Total values  at EU28 level per noise source: gap filled  (df4_8 2012)
  • No data are available for Turkey in EEA-33.

Data sources

Reported data on noise exposure covered by Directive 2002/49/EC provided by European Environment Agency (EEA)

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