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Clubbing: the cumulative effect of noise exposure from attendance at dance clubs and night clubs on whole-of-life noise exposure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20603571     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Anecdotally it has been suggested that exposure to some noise sources through leisure activities could have a significant effect on whole-of-life noise exposure. While exposure levels do vary, a typical night club or dance club attendee was found to experience an equivalent continuous A-weighted noise level of around 98 dB for up to 5 hours with an exposure of 12.2 Pa(2)h. This can extend up to 104 Pa(2)h in extreme cases. A study of "clubbers" reveals regular clubbing to be a source of high noise exposure, with a sustained period of regular club attendance contributing to a significant portion of whole-of-life noise exposure.
Authors:
W Williams; E F Beach; M Gilliver
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Noise & health     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1463-1741     ISO Abbreviation:  Noise Health     Publication Date:    2010 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-06     Completed Date:  2010-09-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815620     Medline TA:  Noise Health     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  155-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
National Acoustic Laboratories, 126 Greville Street, Chatswood, NSW, 2067, Australia. warwick.williams@nal.gov.au
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Attitude to Health
Dancing* / statistics & numerical data
Environmental Exposure / adverse effects,  analysis*,  statistics & numerical data
Environmental Monitoring / methods
Female
Humans
Leisure Activities*
Male
Music*
New South Wales
Noise* / adverse effects
Qualitative Research
Risk Factors
Sound Spectrography / methods
Time Factors
Urban Population / statistics & numerical data

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