What Is Noise Pollution?

Noise pollution is unwanted human-created sound that has the effect of being annoying, distracting, painful, or physically harmful.

It is a public health issue that is adversely affecting the lives of millions of people throughout the world. People continuously exposed to noise experience hearing loss, elevated stress levels, mood swings, hypertension, depression, lost sleep and productivity. In children, it results in slowed learning.

Message Board

The Message Board is an active online community where you can connect with others on noise pollution issues. We invite you to join the discussion.

Electric Vehicles
There have been news stories about the dangers of quiet cars and pedestrian safety. We reveal the insidious reason why electric cars are being deliberately designed to emit massive noise pollution on an unsuspecting public.

Rumbler Siren
An ear-splitting police siren system that according to its manufacturer, "have the distinct advantage of penetrating and shaking solid materials allowing vehicle operators and nearby pedestrians to FEEL the sound waves, and perhaps even see their effects through a shaking rearview mirror."

Loud Motorcycles
A simple and effective regulatory measure for states and municipalities to control motorcycle noise by utilizing the EPA's dormant "label match-up" program.

The Tyranny of Noise
Millions throughout the world suffer the tyranny of noise. In this devastating exposé of a problem that industry and government have refused to recognize, we reveal the facts others ignore.

Teacher's Guide
A tool for classroom educators on noise pollution. The elementary section is a primer on noise pollution; the high school section empowers students to develop a critical analytical ability on civics, human health and the environment.

Boom Car Ads
You might be surprised at the disturbing language and sexist content used by the car audio industry to market its products.