PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wishes to remind the general public, their right to the enjoyment of music is not their right to disturb others. As our children are engaged in virtual classes and many people continue to work from home, the Agency urges all to be considerate and avoid excessive noise emissions.

Frequent exposure to noise can have serious implications for human health and animals which include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Annoyance and poor level of concentration;
  2. Increased heart rate leading to elevated blood pressure;
  3. Sleep deprivation;
  4. Headaches and migraines;
  5. Psychological triggers for people with Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety;
  6. Hearing loss; and
  7. Inability to hear and escape from danger.
  8. Animals use sound to navigate, find food, attract mates, and avoid predators. Noise pollution makes it difficult for them to accomplish these tasks, which affects their ability to survive.

Be the Solution, Stop Noise Pollution!