27 Apr '11, 12pm

EEA and NAS seeking submissions for the Soundscape award recognising innovative solutions to #noise problems.

Exposure to unwanted noise can cause stress and interfere with basic activities such as sleep, rest and study. Prolonged exposure can also trigger illnesses as serious as hypertension and cardiovascular disease. This has recently been documented in the report 'Burden of disease from environmental noise' from the World Health Organisation (WHO), which estimates that each year Europeans lose at least one million healthy life years due to noise from road traffic alone. The EEA is teaming up with the Noise Abatement Society to raise awareness about the health impacts of noise and to reward European initiatives that can help reduce excessive noise. Any product, campaign, innovation or scheme offering a creative solution to a noise problem can be nominated for the Award. The Award will be presented for the first time at a prestigious ceremony in London in November 2011. For more...

Full article: http://www.eea.europa.eu/highlights/searching-for-noise-s...

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