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Method for predicting future developments of traffic noise in urban areas in Europe

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Author: Salomons, E. · Hout, D. van den · Janssen, S. · Kugler, U. · MacA, V.
Type:article
Date:2010
Publisher: The Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA
Place: Washington,DC
Source:39th International Congress on Noise Control Engineering 2010, INTER-NOISE 2010, 13 June 2010 through 16 June 2010, Lisbon, 1612-1621
Identifier: 466471
ISBN: 9781617823961
Keywords: Acoustics and Audiology · Environmental noise · Environmental Noise Directive · Health impact · Noise maps · Traffic noise · Disability adjusted life years · Environmental noise · Environmental stressors · Health impact · Noise map · Sleep disturbances · Traffic noise · Urban areas · Acoustic noise · Health · Noise pollution · Urban Development · Built Environment · Earth & Environment · UES - Urban Environment & Safety · EELS - Earth, Environmental and Life Sciences

Abstract

Traffic noise in urban areas in Europe is a major environmental stressor. In this study we present a method for predicting how environmental noise can be expected to develop in the future. In the project HEIMTSA scenarios were developed for all relevant environmental stressors to health, for all source sectors and stressors, including air pollution and noise. Results are presented for 2020 and 2030 in terms of numbers of people exposed to noise, health impacts such as annoyance and sleep disturbance, disability adjusted life years, and health impact costs.