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The Hidden Health Impact of Noise

Screaming sirens. Rumbling trucks. Thundering turbojets. Modern life is loud, yet too much sound is bad not only for hearing but for overall health. Peace and quiet, it turns out, are as good for you as a healthy diet and exercise. Noise (noise is unwanted sound), whether a loud burst or a steady irritation, is […]

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Intensification…What is It?

As you travel in and around the Toronto GTA in the last decade, have you noticed subdivisions that weren’t there a year prior? New residences in areas that you thought were previously zoned industrial or parkland. Have you noticed that sidewalks have shrunk; some new houses are  only a few feet from the street. What […]

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Understanding Noise Pollution

Noise pollution is defined as human-created noise harmful to our health and welfare. Transportation vehicles are the worst offenders. Airplanes, trains, trucks, buses and cars, all continuously produce excessive noise. There are also many secondary sources of City noise. Due to the rapid and massive growth of our cities, we are consistently being bombarded by […]

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Soundproofing Public and Private Spaces

There are various reasons that you might find yourself considering soundproofing, either for your home or place of work. Commercial spaces and environments used by the general public often experience sound issues that, if not deal with, can be detrimental in ways you might not expect. By the same token, if you are experiencing noise […]

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Too Noisy at Work? Watch out for Heart Risks

An invisible, tasteless and odorless pollutant may be affecting your health, and no, you're not inhaling it. Turns out noise pollution may increase your risk of heart problems. New research released Wednesday in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine shows that those who work in noisy environments have a higher prevalence of chest pain, heart [...]
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