Health effects of noise pollution are fatal (Norilsk scientist A.Mostovoi). How does city noise affect your health?

Jul 13, 2020
I’ve recently read an article by A.Mostovoi, scientist from Norilsk, about the influence of noise pollution. Noise pollution according to this researcher has fatal effects.

Do you agree with it?
Jul 22, 2022
It can slowly make you mentally unwell from own experience of it i use to live in a place where i would hear emergency services driving past , people coming out of bars screaming and shouting at 3 am and cars going back and forth, and it was affecting me i found it very triggering and upsetting so i moved house and the place i live now is a lot better and mentally i feel calmer and happier as well .
From a personal standpoint, I can say that the first few months I inhabited my home on the fringes of suburbia I noticed the lack of noise I experienced first in the heart of a major city and then in a less dense area of the same city. Sirens, traffic noises, noisy neighbours, honking horns, the constant rattle of rapid transit, emergency equipment's air horns, overhead noise from passing aircraft and helicopters, the squealing of brakes - I could go on.

I now live in a location where I can hear the plaintive honking of geese flying by, my brook crashing over the rocks as it makes its way down to the pond, the chirping of he birds at my feeders, all of which is calming.

Epidemiological studies on noise and blood pressure in children: Observations and suggestions
by Katarina Paunović, Stephen Stansfeld, Charlotte Clark, Goran Belojević

A literature search has identified eight peer-reviewed studies, four conference proceedings and one PhD thesis on the effects of aircraft or road-traffic noise on children's blood pressure published in English in the last 30 years. Most of the studies were cross-sectional, and four studies were longitudinal, with follow-up period from one to three years. The studies were analyzed according to the following methodological issues: study design, children's characteristics, noise exposure assessment and blood pressure measurements. The effects of noise on systolic and diastolic pressure were presented in detail.

Results: Studies on aircraft noise had more uniform methodology, indicating a slight tendency towards a positive relationship between aircraft noise exposure and BP in children. The studies on road-traffic noise were methodologically diverse, but compared to aircraft noise studies they showed a more uniform trend in the direction of a positive relationship with systolic BP. The time, place and number of BP measurements, as well as the devices and cuff sizes varied among the studies. Children's age, gender, body composition and ethnicity, and socio-economic status remain the greatest source of diversity in BP values.

Conclusions: The reviewed studies were methodologically diverse concerning noise exposure assessment, BP measurement, study design and control for confounders. In spite of this, they indicate a tendency toward positive association between noise exposure and children's blood pressure. We recommended strategies that might help researchers adopt similar procedures when measuring BP in future field studies.


I have no doubt that continuous noise is detrimental to the listener, especially youth. I hope that further studies are completed.