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RESEARCH REPORT Noise Pollution Noise pollution is one of the leading problems to many things in New Zealand. In this research, I am going to research about what is noise pollution, who/what causes it, how does this affect people's quality of living, the current laws on noise pollution and how to prevent noise pollution from various websites based on noise pollution. What is noise pollution? Who/what causes it? How does this affect people's quality of living? Based on what-is-what.com, the definition of noise pollution is an open debate as there are no clear borders of which sounds are considered noise pollution. But from the other resources, I've found that noise pollution is a type of energy pollution made up of unwanted sounds. It is displeasing and disrupts the balance of human and animal life. Noise pollution is caused mainly from transports such as cars and air planes, or factories and even noisy people or animals. ...read more.


But according to what-is-what.com, little is currently being done to reduce noise pollution. The reason for this was probably because that people are not aware of their legal right to be quiet or they do not know how to register a complaint. Although little is being done to reduce noise pollution, people still put efforts into reducing this. Based on environmental-protection.org from United Kingdom, Antisocial behaviour act 2003 enables local authorities to tackle night time noise between hours of 11pm to 7am. There are also laws on banning loud speakers between times of 9pm and 8am. Neighbour noises are considered a more serious problem. Councils are given power to issue an anti-social behaviour order to anyone causing "harassment, alarm or distress" which includes noise due to the crime and disorder act 1998. The penalties of disobeying this order can leas to prison sentence of up to five years. ...read more.


Although these adjustments could be helpful towards reduce noise pollution. The best way is to stand up for yourself and call the police when your neighbour exceed acceptable noise limits or go up to them and complain about it because people don't usually notice what they have done wrong until someone tells them. Conclusion Noise pollution has large impacts on people through out the world nowadays. Many things such as plant more trees or redesigning of machines could be done to reduce this. But I personally think the best way to reduce pollution is to stand up for yourself and register a complaint whenever you think that your neighbour is exceeding the noise limits, and try not to produce too much noise whenever you can. When noise pollution is reduced, many health problems such as stress and hearing loss would be also be reduced. Therefore, people would live a happier and healthier life. ...read more.

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