Rolf Langebartels
Internetproject Soundbag

update from August 21st, 2016
decibel during the day and 55 decibel during the night: If an exposure outvalues these values permanently, it gets dangerous. In this case the risk increases to develope a heart and cardiovascular desease or suffer a stroke.
All what outvalues 55 decibels is regarded as loud. In the year 2012 around 245 000 residents near main streets were exposed to sound levels, which exceeded these threshold. This is communicated by the noise action plan of the Berlin federal state government.
Source: Berliner Zeitung, 5. August 2016
Permant noise makes people ill.
Further information in the soundbag about the Noise Awareness Day
A table of sound levels can be found on the website of Occupational Safety and Health Administration of US Department of Labor.
SOUNDBAG is an internet project by Rolf Langebartels. A collection of items relating to Sound Art and Audio Art. Contributions are welcome. Please send them to the email address below.
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