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Noise and Hospitals

I have written about noise in hospitals before.  But last night I found this podcast at 99%Invisible (a great podcast by the way) and figured I would post the link here so you can hear it too.  Some very interesting … Continue reading

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Update on Toronto and Noise

Toronto has a Noise Coalition, which you can join or follow. Here is a link to their site. Just today I got an email from TNC, commenting on the recent changes to Toronto’s approach to noise.  (I posted about these … Continue reading

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Toronto Starts

Ah – so good to hear that Toronto is going to start addressing noise in the city. Soon there will be more enforcement of the bylaws about noise.  This crackdown will not affect construction noise or emergency vehicles.  BUT – … Continue reading

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Noise in the Netherlands

ah – the sound of children playing.  Such a lovely sound.  Unless you live in the Netherlands. They have a noise limit rule there – noise cannot exceed 70 decibels. Except there is a playground near some apartment buildings where … Continue reading

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Ah, summer is almost here!

Summer Noise Yes, it is that time of year again.  No more snowblowers outside.  Now we have lawnmowers and leaf blowers. A number of cities in the USA have banned them.  And some places in Canada have too. Perhaps you … Continue reading

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The Nature of Things

The Nature of Things   Alright, all you David Suzuki fans – I just found out that “The Nature of Things” made an episode about  sound, which aired in the 2015-16 season. The episode is promoted as being about “How … Continue reading

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Follow up to the New Yorker article

The other day I posted a link to a good article about noise pollution by David Owen, published in the New Yorker. Today, in one of those frequent events that happen on YouTube, where you are watching a video, and … Continue reading

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