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Noise Pollution

S.K. Agarwal (Author)
Synopsis Noise is the effect on the ear, of a wave like motion of an elastic medium, caused by vibration, which impinge on the ear drum and st up a nervous disturbance. It is unwanted and undesirable sound in the wrong place and at the wrong time. Sound from various sources like buses, racing cars and trucks, silencer less motorbikes, myriad of horns, vibrating foundaries and lathes, blaring stereos and loudspeakers, the sonic boom from supersonic aircrafts and space rockets ensure shatter peace of mind and sleepless nights. Noise pollution affects human beings at three levels: Auditory effects, non-auditory effects and physiological effects. High intensity noise cause annoyance and hearing damage, stimulation of reception in skin and pain, nausea and vomiting, dizziness and insanity, and ear drum rupture. The mechanism of hearning loss result from short intense exposure which damage Organ of Corti, Surveys on prevalence of noise induced bearing loss have been done in some cities of our hearing loss have been done in some cities of our country. These surveys indicate that deafness may be due to perforation of the tympanic membrane. To save human beings from noise hazards, many countries have adopted ambient noise hazards, many countries have adopted ambient noise standards. These standards very from country to country and have been laid down in the form of recommendations, guidelines or statutory requirements. This book have been divided into 18 chapters followed by bibliography and subject index. The book should prove to be equally useful to students, researchers and professionals engaged in the field of environmental management.
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About the author

S.K. Agarwal

Dr. S.K. Agarwal combines many years of experience of and outstanding teacher, researcher, administrator and a policy maker. He is well known botanist and was the Head, Postgraduate Department of Botany, Government College, Kota from 1984 to 1998. He than took over as Vice-Principal, Government J.D.B.Girls P.G. College, Kota, a post which he held up to December 1, 2000. Dr. Agarwal has been interested in Environment and Resource Management. He has also provided leadership in a wide range of environmental areas. He has been nominated as a Member of Rajasthan State Environmental Planning and Coordination Board and in his capacity he is Environmental advisor to the Chief Minister of Rajasthan. He is Chairman, international society for Environmental Journals for publications of basic and applied research aspect of environmental science for 1979 till date. He is author of scores of research papers published in various National and International Journals. He is author of several books on various aspects of environmental science. He is principal investigator of Department of Science and Technology., government of India sponsored research projects for upliftment of Poor SC People.

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Bibliographic information

Title Noise Pollution
Author S.K. Agarwal
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788176488334
length xii+165p., Tables; Figures; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.