Noise Pollution

by Laura Ellis on October 17, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008
Noise Pollution
Noise pollution is everywhere from booming stereo systems in cars, to construction sites, to noisy neighbors. It can best be described as a “displeasing human- or machine-created sound that disrupts the activity or balance of human or animal life.” We are bombarded daily with noise but we may not be aware of the effects of such “pollution” on our health. Many cities are drafting tough laws and/or regulations to deal with noise and Louisville has its own noise ordinance. But how is it enforced? And what can you do to cut back on your own noise (or encourage your neighbors to cut back on theirs)? Join us Friday as we take a look at noise pollution and what action is being taken to minimize the effects of our noisy world.

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H DIXSON April 9, 2009 at 9:29 pm

The comments about Leaf blowers, lawn mowers and Garbage Trucks are just wasting time and a cover up!
As noisy and annoying as Jet Planes & Helicopters are, they are probably necessary in our world!
It”s the unnecessary noise, that needs to be addressed!
Leaf Blowers rate a (1)
BOOM CARS ON A SCALE OF 1 TO 10- Rates A ( Million”)
They are So Unnecessary and OH SO ANNOYING.
They have a right ti exist in their space!
Since their is no space “On Earth” that can contain their “NOISE”,
They have no right to exist!
We need a Mayor, willing to attack this problem at it’s source.
Stop the professional Noise Installers $$$$$$ FOR CITY!
And confiscate the Noise Machines, remove the Noise
and if the cost of Towing, Noise Removal, & Court cost are
not Paid with 15 days, The car should be sold at Auction!
The Owner being refunded, if Auction fetches more than charges.
Or Owner can Buy car Back at Auction!
This is the Law, just enforce the Law!

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