Scholarly Research

Noise Pollution: A Modern Plague. Authors: Lisa Goines and Louis Hagler.

“The aim of enlightened governmental controls should be to protect citizens from the adverse effects of airborne pollution, including those produced by noise. People have the right to choose the nature of their acoustical environment; it should not be imposed by others.”

Ambient Neighbourhood Noise and Children’s Mental Health. Authors: P. Lercher, G. W. Evans, M. Meis, and W. W. Kofler.

Ambient levels of noise in the community are associated with decreased mental health in elementary school children.

Long-term Residential Exposure to Air Pollution and Lung Cancer Risk. Authors: Perry Hystad, Paul A. Demers, Kenneth C. Johnson, Richard M. Carpiano, and Michael Brauer.

We found increased risks of lung cancer incidence with residential exposures to ambient PM2.5 [fine particulate matter], NO2 [nitrogen dioxide], and O3 [ozone], as well as living within 100 m of highways.

Particulate Matter Air Pollution and Cardiovascular Disease. Authors: Robert D. Brook, Sanjay Rajagopalan, C. Arden Pope III, Jeffrey R. Brook, Aruni Bhatnagar, Ana V. Diez-Roux, Fernando Holguin, Yuling Hong, Russell V. Luepker, Murray A. Mittleman, Annette Peters, David Siscovick, Sidney C. Smith Jr., Laurie Whitsel, and Joel D. Kaufman.

The preponderance of findings indicate that short-term exposure to PM2.5 over a period of a few hours to weeks can trigger CVD-related mortality and nonfatal events, including myocardial ischemia and MIs [myocardial infarctions], heart failure, arrhythmias, and strokes.

Other Literature

Leaf Blower Fact Sheet by Quiet Clean D. C.

Emissions Test: Car vs. Truck vs. Leaf Blower by Jason Kavanagh