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At Iris-group we are firm believers in the value of a responsible attitude towards environmental noise pollution and adherence to the various elements of best practice in this important field.

The greatest obstacle facing us is lack of information on the part of prospective clients as to why it is vital they take careful steps towards effective noise mitigation, awareness of legislative requirements, as well as productive management of the complaints resulting from noisy works within a community.

Once our clients have understood the dangers of unmanaged environmental noise pollution our ethos and the purpose behind our vision become clearer and the added value of our services is immediately apparent. Below you will find our database of informative articles, resources and documents that we believe will help readers develop a better understanding of the subject.

The effects of environmental noise

August 12th, 2011

Policy-makers in the Uk and Europe have made the determining of the health impacts of environmental noise a priority. The document our link refers to is the “Burden of disease from environmental noise” by the World Health Organisation and is designed to provide technical support to policy-makers and their advisers in the quantitative risk assessment of environmental noise.

The chapters contain the summary of evidence on the relationship between environmental noise and specific health effects, including cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment, sleep disturbance and tinnitus. Noise pollution is considered not only an environmental nuisance but also a threat to public health.