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Definition(s)

1) Sound which is unwanted, either because of its effects on humans, its effect on fatigue or malfunction of physical equipment, or its interference with the perception or detection of other sounds. (Source: n/a) ; 2) Noise emission is the release of noise into the environment from various sources that can be grouped in: transportation activities, industrial activities and daily normal activities. (Source: GEMET/DIFID)

In other languages

French
pollution sonore de l'environnement
Russian
шумовое загрязнение
Spanish
contaminación acústica
Chinese, Simplified
噪声污染
Arabic
تلوث ضوضائي

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with noise pollution

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Basel Convention
Convention on Migratory Species
Stockholm Convention
Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic and North Seas