Noise Pollution

What are ways to prevent noise pollution?

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May 20, 2010 4:01PM

On their own, each person can reduce their noise pollution amounts by... *Rakeing leaves by hand, don't use a noisy leaf blower. *Triming bushes or shrubs by hand, don't use a noisy bush trimmer. *Sound proof rooms that might have music conducted in them, like a room with a piano or if someone in the hosue plays drums or guitar or whatever. This can be done simply with curtains, window inserts, carpeting, and closing windows and doors. *Not blasting music on the radio or computer or speakers. Be considerate of your own ears and those of other around you. *Not slamming doors / car doors, close them eaily and with only as much force as needed. (People don't usually think of this, but imagine - how loud is it when you slam your car door? Pretty tolerable. But imagine thousands of people doing so. Now that can start to get loud. *Turninf off the TV or radio when you aren't actually fully listening to it. *Traiing their dogs not to bark so much. *Not yelling. Have civil conversations. Call someone or go find them instead of yelling across the street for them, for example. *Planting trees and bushes around you house. They help keep the air clean, absorb sound, give privacy, and add nice design and looks to a house. *Doing noisy things (dishes, hammering, ect.) over or on a rubber mat to reduce noise. *Puting carpets, rugs, mats, throw rugs, ect. in their houses / mats outside. *Puting fabric window coverings instead of plastic or wooden shades / blinds. *Not revving up a motorcycle or car unless it is actually needed for the drive. *Don't beep your carn horn "just because", make sure it is a legitamate reason.