Burden of disease from environmental noise: Practical guidance



Report on a working group meeting held in Bonn, Germany, 14–15 October 2010

International experts developed guidance for assessing the burden of disease from environmental noise, focusing on cardiovascular disorders and sleep disturbance, and debated ways to promote knowledge transfer and build capacity on assessment of health risk from environmental noise in selected new European Union (EU) members, countries of south eastern Europe (SEE) and newly independent states (NIS).

Invited experts from EU and SEE countries and NIS presented papers on the implementation of European Noise Directive, risk assessment of environmental noise and burden of diseases assessment of environmental noise in the European Region.