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Re: Raising Public Awareness
In a message dated 97-05-30 07:14:57 EDT, you write:
<< They're great quotes, including the last one. Now if we can just get the
present Surgeon General to come out with a similar but more specific
statement about noise and its health effects and make mandatory labeling
of loud equipment/machinery/signals etc.
a la cigarette packages, then we'd be on the road to a quieter world!
20 years after the former Surgeon General made his statement noise has
more than doubled worldwide and is even more of a serious problem today.
I hope that in less than 5 years time, labeling products for their dB
level will be mandatory worldwide.
These are good suggestions but we need more. My wish list:
1. A Surgeon General's report on noise which would make
as big a splash as the report on smoking
2. health warnings on noisy products
3. noise-related health education in public schools
4. outlaw boom cars
5. prohibit merchants from blasting their stereo noise into
the public air
6. upgrade animal control ordinances and practices to
minimize the threat to health presented by barking dog
7. enact & enforce upper decibel limits for all public events
where amplifiers are used
-- Michael Wright
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