Why is noise pollution regarded as harmful for human beings?


Noise pollution is regarded as harmful for human beings due to the following reasons:

The most immediate effect is deterioration of mental health. Continuous noise can create panic. The affected person may become jumpy and her/his frustration level may increase. It may also result in lack of concentration of mind.

Noise pollution also effects human heart. It may also cause: lack of sleep, hypertension, nervousness, anxiety, decrease in ability to memorise and extreme emotional behaviour.

Noise pollution may lead to hearing impairment. On short term basis, noise pollution can cause temporary deafness. If the noise pollution continues over a long period of time, the person may get permanent damage in her/his ears.