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Narimousa Z, Soltanian S. The Impact of Noise Pollution Caused by Traffic on Public Health of Omidiyeh Citizens in 2015. JRUMS. 2016; 15 (3) :247-256
URL: http://journal.rums.ac.ir/article-1-2978-en.html

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Background and Objectives: Noise pollution is one of the environmental problems which can have adverse effects on public health. In this study, the effect of noise pollution on public health of the citizens of Omidiyeh is considered.

Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in the autumn of 2015 for a month. Sound Level Meter testo 815 was used to measure the sound.  Measurements were done in the 7-9 am, 12-14 am and 19-21 pm periods , at three commercial, residential and commercial-residential locations. Then, using the General Health Questionnaire(GHQ), major complications of noise pollution on public health, including impaired concentration, disturbed sleep ,…,were studied in four different groups of citizens. Data was analyzed using two-way ANOVA and comparison of pair groups was performed by Duncan,s test.

Results: Analysis of the results showed that the intensity of sound levels in all time periods and in all three regions weer higher than standard. The results of the questionnaire showed that the major side effects of noise pollution related to the sub-indices of (B and C) and Ahave respectively been on passers-by and shopkeepers in the crowded streets more than others )p<0.001).

Conclusion: Due to higher than standard levels of noise in the city, the need to identify sources of noise and plan to reduce sound levels is recommended.

Key words: Noise pollution, Public health, GHQ, Omidiyeh

Funding: There was no fund for this article. This article did not have any funds.

Conflict of interest: None declared.

Ethical approval: The Ethice Committee of Behbahan Khatam Alanbia University of Technology approved the study.

How to cite this article: Narimousa Z, Soltanian S. The Impact of Noise Pollution Caused by Traffic on Public Health of Omidiyeh Citizens in 2015. J Rafsanjan Univ Med Sci 2016; 15(3): 247-56. [Farsi]

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Environmental Health
Received: 2015/11/1 | Accepted: 2016/05/7 | Published: 2016/07/10

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