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ACTA Pharmaceutica Sciencia 2024 , Vol 62 , Num 2
Vehicle noise pollution awareness for human health and environmental impacts: A comprehensive review
1 Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Türkiye
2 Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Marmara University, Istanbul, Türkiye
3 Occupational Health and Safety, Faculty of Health Sciences, Sinop University, Sinop, Türkiye
DOI : 10.23893/1307-2080.APS6216 This comprehensive review explores the extensive and intricate effects of vehicle noise on human health and provides insights into experimental studies using animal models, primarily rats, to understand the impact of low-frequency vehicle noise. Furthermore, the effects of factors such as engine type and size, vehicle speed, air conditions and traffic density on vehicle noise levels are reviewed. The adverse health consequences of vehicle noise include disruptions in sleep patterns, anxiety, mood disorders, cardiovascular risks, noise-induced hearing loss, and gastrointestinal problems. To mitigate these risks, various recommendations and regulations (WHO Environmental Noise Guidelines for the European Region) are put in place, emphasizing the need for noise reduction in transportation and the responsible use of sound-emitting devices. This study serves as a comprehensive resource for understanding the intricate relationships between vehicle noise and human and animal health, emphasizing the importance of addressing vehicle noise pollution for overall well-being and public health. Keywords : vehicle noise, human health, animal models, low frequency noise

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