#NoMoreShor: Mumbaikars ring in Diwali with less noise this year

With greater awareness of noise and air pollution, many citizens have adopted the idea of a noise-free or eco-friendly Diwali. A few days before Diwali, there were a few campaigns which asked people to celebrate Diwali in an environment-friendly manner. Apart from lesser noise, there was less air pollution too. This was a good indicator […]

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Traffic noise can impact the reproductive health of birds, finds study

The study, published in the journal Conservation Biology, noted that the chicks of noise-exposed birds were smaller than the young ones from quiet nests. The researchers, including those from The Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science in Germany (MPG), studied the effect of traffic noise on stress hormone levels, health, and reproductive success […]

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Can traffic noise be a contributing factor behind heart disease?

The idea that heart disease may be caused by traffic noise may seem far-fetched. But growing evidence is linking environmental noise to the development of heart conditions including arterial hypertension, stroke, heart failure, and coronary artery disease. Although healthcare providers will focus on traditional risk factors when they diagnose, prevent, and treat heart disease, ever […]

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World Hearing Day: Know how your headphones could be severely damaging your ears

It should not be surprising that noise, when excessive, can have a damaging effect on our health. Moreover, you may be exposed to this form of ‘pollution’ even without realising it. The term noise pollution is typically associated with loud motor vehicles, construction work, airports, or children screaming. But the category also includes ‘leisure noise’ […]

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This is how loud noises could affect your heart health in an extended period

While it is obvious that noise pollution can cause hearing loss over time, can it also have a damaging effect on our heart health? “There’s consistent evidence that road traffic noise leads to heart attacks,” said Dr Yutong Samuel Cai, an epidemiologist at Imperial College London, England. Of course, when one mentions road vehicles, you […]

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BMC launches toll-free number for noise pollution

The noise pollution in Mumbai has increased in the past few years. Reasons- firecrackers, of vehicles, Dolby sound and DJ. This can affect the health of Mumbaikars. Noise pollution control is important.  To curb noise pollution, BMC has launched a toll-free number. The municipal administration said that complaints regarding illegal posters, banners, constructions and so […]

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Diwali dampener: Mumbaikars under the grip of viral and respiratory disorders

Diwali dampener: Mumbaikars under the grip of viral and respiratory disorders

The sudden change in weather and air pollution is taking a toll on the health of Mumbaikars health. Mumbaikars are making frequent trips to the hospital, due to high fever and upper respiratory tract infections. City doctors inform Mumbaikars to take charge of their health and act accordingly. Dr Gautam Bhansali, who works as a […]

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