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Environmental Noise Guidelines for the European Region (2018)
Noise is an important public health issue. It has negative impacts on human health and well-being and is a growing concern. The WHO Regional Office for Europe has developed these guidelines, based on the growing understanding of these health impacts of exposure to environmental noise. The main purpose of these guidelines is to provide recommendations for protecting human health from exposure to environmental noise originating from various sources: transportation (road traffic, railway and aircraft) noise, wind turbine noise and leisure noise. They provide robust public health advice underpinned by evidence, which is essential to drive policy action that will protect communities from the adverse effects of noise.
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The guidelines are published by the WHO Regional Office for Europe. In terms of their health implications, the recommended exposure levels can be considered applicable in other regions and suitable for a global audience.
The guidelines can be found at:
European Commission official website:

Noise Observation and Information Service for Europe (NOISE):

NoiseWatch is an integrated system for assessing environmental noise at 3 levels and includes:
1. Model assessment of urban, rail, aviation and industrial noise;
2. Measured data from stations in selected cities;
3. Evaluations provided by mobile device or subjective ratings.
Since December 2011, almost 185,000 estimates have been delivered to the database and