Excellent article in Gothamist that you can read here in full about measuring Brooklyn & Queens NY noise pollution as exacerbated by LaGuardia/JFK flight routes, trucks and subways.
"Studies have shown that constant exposure to high decibels can have adverse health effects that go beyond hearing loss, with risks including elevated blood pressure, insomnia, heart problems, labored breathing, and brain chemistry alterations."
""This is too much noise. We're getting up to residential areas subjected to over 80 decibels repeatedly, and that includes Park Slope and other parts of northern Brooklyn."" - President, Queens Quiet Skies
Noise pollution in cities is a serious problem that is often overlooked. I am in the process of designing a class with other researchers to help people in any city overcome the stress it creates on our minds and bodies. If you are interested in this exciting new class coming to your city please get in touch.