Search for dissertations about: "noise pollution"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 28 swedish dissertations containing the words noise pollution.

  1. 1. Traffic noise and cardiovascular disease

    Author : Jenny Selander; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : Traffic noise is an increasing problem in urban areas worldwide, but health effects in relation to traffic noise exposure are not well understood. Several studies show that noise may give rise to acute stress reactions, possibly leading to cardiovascular effects, but the evidence is limited on cardiovascular risks associated with traffic noise exposure. READ MORE

  2. 2. Road Traffic Noise - Factors modifying its relation to annoyance and cardiovascular disease

    Author : Theo Bodin; Avdelningen för arbets- och miljömedicin; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Road Traffic Noise; Annoyance; Myocardial Infarction; Hypertension; Sleep;

    Abstract : Traffic noise causes annoyance and sleep disturbance and has been linked with several other adverse effects on life quality and health, including increased risk of hypertension and myocardial infarction. Conservative estimates assume that at least one million healthy life years are lost every year from traffic related noise in the western part of Europe. READ MORE

  3. 3. Graded index sonic crystal noise barriers: An introduction to design and optimization

    Author : Bart van der Aa; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; NATURAL SCIENCES; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Shape optimal design; Broadband acoustic lens; Optimization; Outdoor sound propagation; Sonic crystal noise barrier; Graded index sonic crystal;

    Abstract : Environmental noise pollution and its impact on human beings remains to be an important topic in acoustics. Conservative estimations of the World Health Organization have shown that traffic related noise alone causes a loss of approximately one million healthy life years, only within Western Europe. READ MORE

  4. 4. Health effects of road traffic noise in childhood and adolescence

    Author : Alva Käte Enoksson Wallas; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : Traffic noise is an increasing environmental exposure, primarily as a consequence of continuous urbanisation and growth of the transport sector. The burden of disease from noise is the second highest in Europe among all environmental exposures, after air pollution, and WHO recently proposed more strict environmental noise guidelines. READ MORE

  5. 5. Development and application of Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy (DOAS) for Asian urban air monitoring and atmospheric research

    Author : Yu Yong; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Asian cities; air pollution; DOAS; free radicals; aerosol; long-path absorption; emission sources; industrial emission; atmospheric chemistry;

    Abstract : Urban air pollution is a serious concern in developing countries and there is a need for qualified measurements of a range of compounds on a nation-wide basis. A suitable potential technique for air monitoring is Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy (DOAS). READ MORE