Effects of Noise Contribute to Physicians' Challenges

Authors: Lawrence M. Schell, PhD


Goines and Hagler1 correctly point out that noise is exceptionally common and not just an annoyance. It imposes on rights guaranteed to US citizens. In this regard it is no different from air and water pollution which are unarguably necessary to regulate to safeguard human health.

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1. Goines L, Hagler L. Noise pollution: a modern plague South Med J 2007;100:287–294.