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Latest Noise regulation Stories

2010-01-12 08:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA), the world leader in the production and sale of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayers, today announced that the company's Saflex® SilentGlass Technology(TM) product was awarded first place, significant glass component category by USGlass Magazine in its annual "Product of the Year" Contest. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081029/AQW096LOGO) Sound enters buildings through the path of least...

2009-12-17 13:31:00

DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- It looks a bit like a racing game in a video arcade, but the driver wears headphones. The object of this high-tech drive down the digital highway? Perfect the sound quality inside a future Ford vehicle long before the first prototype is ever built. Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is the first North American automaker to utilize the Virtual Vehicle Sound Simulator to fine-tune sound inside a vehicle's cabin, part of a continuing effort by...

2009-12-07 19:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners today awarded a contract to Harry H. Joh Construction, Inc. of Paramount for a portion of the work being undertaken as part of the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Residential Soundproofing Program. The contract, for $1,522,400, covers sound-insulation modifications on 47 dwelling units (40 single-family residences, 1 duplex and 1 five-unit apartment) all within Los Angeles City Council District 8....

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2009-11-30 09:52:27

Patients often complain that getting a good night's sleep or a bit of peace and quiet in hospital can be difficult. But a study published in the December issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing has shown that adopting some simple measures can reduce peak noise levels on hospital wards by just under 20 percent. UK researchers from Newcastle upon Tyne audited average decibel levels before and after a noise reduction intervention program on three wards with a total of 92 beds - a surgical ward,...

2009-11-05 08:00:00

FAIRFAX, Va., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Era Systems Corporation, a subsidiary of SRA International, Inc. (NYSE: SRX), today announced that the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) has selected Era to install its new noise and flight track monitoring solution. The solution will feature Era's AirScene®.com NOMS (Noise and Operations Monitoring System), Larson Davis semi-permanent 831 noise monitoring terminals and Passur Aerospace flight tracking...

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2009-09-10 13:10:00

People who spend time near noisy roads are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure, according to a new report. Writing in the journal Environmental Health, Theo Bodin and a research team from Lund University Hospital, Sweden studied road noise's impact on blood pressure. "Road traffic is the most important source of community noise. Non-auditory physical health effects that are biologically plausible in relation to noise exposure include changes in blood pressure, heart rate, and...

2009-06-23 22:27:27

A California hospital is trying to cut back on noise, especially at night when patients sometimes complain the decibel level is high enough to keep them awake. At Stanford Hospital, a noise reduction team surveyed the hospital, equipped with meters, the San Jose Mercury News reported Tuesday. They focused on especially noisy parts of the hospital. They discovered the noisiest part of the day is between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. That is when patients are getting breakfast and doctors are doing morning...

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2009-06-19 11:06:28

The U.S. mass transit system, the largest in the world, provides affordable and efficient transportation to more than 33 million riders each weekday. The system is generally considered one of the safest modes of travel. But recent public health studies have identified several sources of environmental hazards associated with mass transit, including excessive noise, a large and growing problem in urban settings. Now, a team of researchers from the University of Washington and Columbia...

2009-06-12 13:29:00

TAMPA, Fla., June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Public awareness of the health risks of industry-related noise pollution has never been higher. Industrial plants worldwide are incorporating serious sound abatement strategies into their infrastructure to protect employees and visitors from hearing loss and other medical issues raised by industrial noise pollution. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090612/FL31809 ) When supervisors at the South Broward Waste to Energy (WTE) plant in Fort...

2009-03-12 12:08:17

Authorities in Rochdale, England, said a couple's television and stereo system were seized after numerous noise complaints went unheeded. Council officials and police raided the home of Paul and Amanda Cregan and seized the couple's $3,449 TV and $620 music system, The Daily Telegraph reported Thursday. The officials said the noise making items were seized after neighbors repeatedly complained about the noise coming from the home even after a noise abatement order was issued in 2006, the...