Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Noise Pollution

Alice Elizabeth Gonzalez

Universidad de la Republica


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Noise pollution is one of the most concerning environmental problems of the 21st Century society. Sometimes due to the lack of regulations, other times due to control difficulties, and mostly for the lack of awareness of the people, it has become a public health problem, according to the WHO Burden of Disease Report, 2011.

Since they involve very small amounts of energy, high sound pressure levels are increasingly simpler and cheaper to emit. Noise is everywhere - it can be emitted as an energy waste by traffic or factories, but also by teenagers looking for loneliness in an overpopulated world.

When the noise emission ends, it will not be possible to find its footprint in the environment, hence it is necessary to be in the right place at the right time to measure it. Moreover, having adequate instruments, updated protocols and trained personnel are mandatory to achieve that. Even then, decision makers must clearly understand the reported situation to decide the need and importance of taking further actions.

This book will address issues of noise in the city, in the neighborhood or at work, aspects about management and consequences of exposure to high sound pressure levels ranging from the auditory, extra-auditory and psychophysics effects to the addiction to noise and the loss of solidarity.

The book aims to provide a various points of view and analysis of cases regarding this omnipresent pollutant.

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Date completed: October 18th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: April 13th 2020

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Review results due: July 2nd 2020

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Expected publication date: August 31st 2020

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About the editor

Alice Elizabeth Gonzalez

Universidad de la Republica

Alice Elizabeth Gonzalez is an Uruguayan researcher who has had particular impact on the development and consolidation of academic research on Environmental Engineering in Uruguay. She obtained her Degree in Civil Engineering (specialized in Sanitary and Hydraulics) in 1989 at the Faculty of Engineering of the Universidad de la Republica (UdelaR) in Uruguay. She finished her Doctorate in Environmental Engineering in March of 2000; it was the first that has granted the UdelaR. She began working at the University in 1989, several months before her graduation. Her current position is as Professor and Senior Researcher of the Department of Environmental Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering (UdelaR). Although she has a very active professional life, she is exclusively dedicated to the University from 2009. She has conducted about forty academic teams; she is also author/coauthor of more than one hundred scientific papers and a dozen of books and book chapters.

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