Is Enough Attention Paid to the Health Effects of Low‑Frequency Noise in Today’s Society?

Farhad Forouharmajd, Hadi Asady, Mariana Alves Pereirab, Adrian Fuentec, Siamak Pourabdian


Low‑frequency noise (LFN) is recognized as an environmental problem by the World Health Organization.[1] LFN is emitted within the range of 20 to 500* Hz by a variety of sources such as heating, cooling, and ventilation systems for buildings; compressors; motorized vehicles; and wind turbines. Traffic noise, which is rich in LFN components, was ranked second among the selected environmental stressors, evaluated in terms of their public health impact in European countries.


Environmental problem; Health Effects; Low‑Frequency Noise

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