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Loud noises can be harmful

Many loud noises originate from local sources, often in a recreational context such as a sporting event, rock concert, disco or nightclub.

An increase in background noise pollution, along with other stressors, can affect the nervous system, increase blood pressure, cause heart palpitations and chronic fatigue, and lead to deafness.

Read the factsheet to find out more about maximum permissible sound levels.