• Road traffic is the main source of exposure to noise. According to European noise mapping, about 65% of the European population (325 million) is exposed to levels over 55 Lden (from road, rail, aircraft and industry), and nearly 20% to night-time levels that may harm their health (55 Lnight)
  • Children chronically exposed to loud noise show impairments in attention, memory, problem-solving ability and the acquisition of reading skills