Dubai Municipality to deal with noise pollution
DUBAI // A campaign by Dubai Municipality to deal with noise pollution will start this month, its director general says.
Hussain Lootah says the campaign will start by measuring noise levels in the city.
Noise-pollution data will then be linked to planning and construction maps of Dubai.
The data will be analysed to identify areas with high noise levels.
Mr Lootah warns that establishments breaching existing noise regulations face fines.
“When asked about the types of pollution we all count everything except noise pollution, which leaves a deep impact on human health,” he says.
“Global studies have shown that noise is considered one of the most dangerous types of environmental pollution on public health, and has a negative effect on the audio, neurological and digestive tract of the human body.”
It increases the likelihood of stress and fatigue, with excessive exposure to auditory stimuli that exceed intensity limits approved globally.”
This year, the municipality announced it is building new noise monitoring stations throughout the city.
Despite many requests, it would not provide additional information on the project.
Updated: October 6, 2014 04:00 AM