Excessive noise seriously harms human health and interferes with people’s daily activities at school, at work, at home and during leisure time. It can disturb sleep, cause cardiovascular and psychophysiological effects, reduce performance and provoke annoyance responses and changes in social behaviour.Read more
Top storyNew WHO noise guidelines for Europe released
The just released WHO Environmental Noise Guidelines for the European Region provide strong evidence that noise is one of the top environmental hazards to both physical and mental health and well-being in the European Region.
Environmental Noise Guidelines
The guidelines provide comprehensive guidance on protecting human health from harmful exposure to environmental noise.Learn more about the WHO Environmental Noise Guidelines for the European Region
Data and statistics
1 in 5 Europeans is regularly exposed to sound levels at night that could significantly damage health.More data