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Re: Bring Data



Albtor@aol.com wrote:
> 
> Let me repeat: All on our quiet-list must arm themselves with the data
> supporting the adverse impact of noise on our physical and mental health.
>  Know the literature in the field.  These studies should be presented to
> public officials to urge them to write laws curtailing noise or to enforce
> those already on the books.  Do make the point that the mounting literature
> demonstrating that noise is harmful to our health should not be ignored.  We
> waited far too long after learning of the damage of smoking to our health
> before implementing programs to limit smoking.  We need not wait for every
> link in the noise-health relationship to be identified before warning people
> of the dangers of noise.  Arline Bronzaftr
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Data, not complaints, are needed to make any impression on officials who
can legislate against noise.  Go to Radio Shack and get a meter (they're
pretty good).  Put some numbers to your complaints.
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