#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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This Diwali, keep the safety of animals in mind

Diwali is known as the festival of lights, but over the years this joyous celebration has turned from a festival of lights into a festival of noise. Children and teenagers are generally the one who light the most firecrackers. Earlier firecrackers were generally small and less noisy, but over the years, new varieties of firecrackers […]

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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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Bursting crackers affects animals more than it affects humans

Diwali is known as the festival of lights, but over the years this joyous celebration has turned from a festival of lights into a festival of noise. Children and teenagers are generally the one who light the most firecrackers. Earlier firecrackers were generally small and less noisy, but over the years, new varieties of firecrackers […]

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Exposure to green spaces in childhood may improve mental health of adults

Study finds that living in a greener neighbourhood could lower risk of early death

Trees stretching their canopies over city streets and grass tickling the sidewalk near your home are more than just pretty, they could actually be helping you live longer, a new study suggests. Researchers at the University of New Brunswick used census and tax data to track 1.3 million non-immigrant Canadian adults living in the 30 […]

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Understanding noise pollution and dealing with its adverse effects

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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