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Dose-response relationships for traffic noise and annoyance.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3963889     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The annoyance due to road traffic noise was studied in 18 areas in five countries. A total of 1379 interviews was performed and noise measurements were made in each area. The relation between Leq and the extent of the population expressing that they were "very annoyed" was poor (rxy = 0.03). An augmentation of the number of heavy vehicles from 1000/24 hr up to greater than 3000/24 hr did not increase the extent of annoyance. The highest correlation was obtained for the maximum noise level. The dose-response relationship implies that the number of events above a certain limit will not increase the extent of annoyance: it is determined by the highest noise level from single vehicles. It is suggested that this model for the human reaction to environmental noise, which has now been demonstrated for aircraft, train, and traffic noise, should be considered for the establishment of standards.
R Rylander; M Björkman; U Ahrlin; E Arntzen; S Solberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of environmental health     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0003-9896     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Environ. Health     Publication Date:    1986 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-05-12     Completed Date:  1986-05-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0212627     Medline TA:  Arch Environ Health     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  7-10     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Irritable Mood*
Middle Aged
Noise / adverse effects*
Noise, Transportation / adverse effects*
Regression Analysis

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