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Guidelines for Community Noise

edited by Birgitta Berglund , Thomas Lindvall, Dietrich H Schwela
World Health Organization 1999

In 1992, the WHO Regional Office for Europe convened a task force meeting which set up guidelines for community noise. A preliminary publication of the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, on behalf of WHO, appeared in 1995. This publication served as the basis for the globally applicable Guidelines for Community Noise presented in this document. An expert task force meeting was convened by WHO in March 1999 in London, United Kingdom, to finalize the guidelines.

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Foreword pdf
Executive summary
1. Introduction
2. Noise sources and their measurement pdf
3. Adverse health effects of noise pdf
4. Guideline values pdf
5. Noise management pdf
6. Conclusions and recommendations pdf
Appendices pdf

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