Take action against health problems caused by noise pollution

 In Air Pollution, Home Insulation, Noise reduction

We’ve all heard of pollution and we all know about the effects of exhaust fumes.

What is less understood is what noise pollution can do to our long and short-term health.

Noise pollution can lead to a number of problems including sleep disturbance, anxiety and may even contribute to higher blood pressure, a growing body of research shows.

Did you know that the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends a maximum level of no more than 30 A-weighted decibels (dBA), which measure sound levels, in order for people to enjoy a good night’s sleep?

Even so, it estimates that around 40 per cent of the population in Europe is regularly exposed to road traffic noise at levels exceeding 55 dBA.

However, for people living in built-up areas where noise pollution is excessive, it is possible to take action.

Homeowners can significantly reduce their exposure to noise pollution by installing high quality insulation.

That’s because insulation isn’t just a great solution for warmth.

It also helps to absorb noise from traffic – which is becoming more and more of a problem in towns and cities. The issue can be particularly bad if you have a bedroom that faces on to a main road, for example, or you live next to traffic lights where engines stop and rev their engines.

Spray foam insulation for lofts and walls can significantly reduce outside noise, while also preventing airborne pollutants from entering your home.

So not only is it a way to improve your energy efficiency, and therefore lower household bills, but it forms a protective barrier around your property too.

To ask about spray foam insulation, call the Noreus team on 0845 474 6641 or click here to request a call back.

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