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Noise and Public Health, Workshop report

Geluid en Volksgezondheid, verslag van een workshop


This report summarizes the discussion and main conclusions of an international workshop on 'Noise and Public Health' that took place on 2-4 October 1994 in Noordwijkerhout, the Netherlands. The main objective of this workshop was to discuss and review proposals for future research around Schiphol airport on exposure to aircraft noise and health effects. These proposals include a questionnaire survey on perceived environmental quality, health status, annoyance and risk perception and field studies on aircraft noise and, respectively, sleep disturbance in adults and neurobehavioural effects in children. All proposals seem feasible given that adequate resources are available and some adaptations as recommended by a panel of independent international experts are implemented.

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