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DenverUrbanism Podcast Episode 5: Sounding Off on Urban Noise

Since 1972, the World Health Organization has treated noise above 65 decibels like a pollutant. Excessive noise can cause permanent hearing loss, and even low levels of constant, unwanted noise has negative health effects. Unwanted urban (read, traffic) noise has been linked to heart disease, loss of sleep, and difficulty concentrating. The Clean Air Act has a whole section regulating noise. Also, my partner hates it when a trash truck goes down the alley by our home, and his complaining in turn [...]

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