Welcome to the Right to Quiet Society Resources. We have made every effort to ensure accuracy and to update our site whenever possible. Visit frequently for updates.
Check out our Government Resources page for a listing of government and other information related to noise levels, laws, and enforcement.
On our Noise Research page you’ll find dozens of links to studies and news reports on noise, including book reviews and editorials.
Our Quiet Gadgets page helps you locate where to purchase items, such as dishwashers to garage door openers—all with reduced noise levels.
Under specific circumstances, and where all reasonable alternatives have failed, the Right to Quiet Society offers loans or grants of up to $1,000 toward the cost of a legal action against a party(s) responsible for a noise nuisance. For more details see our Legal Assistance page.
And finally, our Links page takes you to websites of other organizations and resources around the world.
Wikipedia on noise (quote)
Noise pollution (or environmental noise) is displeasing human, animal or machine-created sound that disrupts the activity or balance of human or animal life. The word noise comes from the Latin word nauseas , meaning seasickness.
The source of most outdoor noise worldwide is mainly construction and transportation systems , including motor vehicle noise, aircraft noise and rail noise. Poor urban planning may give rise to noise pollution, since side-by-side industrial and residential buildings can result in noise pollution in the residential area.
Indoor and outdoor noise pollution sources include car alarms , emergency service sirens , mechanical equipment, fireworks , compressed air horns , groundskeeping equipment, barking dogs, appliances, lighting hum, audio entertainment systems, electric megaphones , and loud people.
Read the entire article at http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki?search=noise+pollution