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Number of people exposed to night-time noise (Lnight) ≥ 50 dB in Europe

Data Visualization Created 04 Nov 2019 Published 21 Nov 2019 Last modified 21 Nov 2019
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  • Urban agglomerations are defined in the Environmental Noise Directive as that 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.
  • 50 dB Lnight is the EU threshold for excess exposure defined in the Environmental Noise Directive and indicating an annual average level during the night; dB=decibel.
  • Total values  at EU28 and EEA-33 level level per noise source: gap filled.

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

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