Noise Pollution: Sources, Effects & Control Methods


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What statement best defines noise pollution?

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1. You are an occupational hygienist who has been tasked with addressing a potential noise hazard for workers. Using your dosimeter as a measuring tool, what decibel reading would indicate a hazardous noise level?

2. A man is having his home remodeled. The noise level is really high, especially when special drills are used to remove stubborn floor tiles. What would be the best control measure used to reduce this noise pollution?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these interactive study resources to gauge what you know about causes and examples of noise pollution. The quiz will test your awareness of an appropriate definition for noise pollution and the decibels for a hazardous noise level, among other topics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test yourself on these subjects:

  • Reducing noise pollution when remodeling a house
  • The part of the ear that is affected by noise pollution
  • How noise pollution might influence animals

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how noise pollution affects the human ear and how animals respond to it
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on noise pollution causes and examples
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a way of reducing exposure to noise pollution during construction

Additional Learning

Explore the subject further with the lesson called Noise Pollution: Sources, Effects & Control Methods. With the lesson, you'll be learning about these topics:

  • What noise is
  • Various sources of noise from your surroundings
  • Effects of noise pollution on humans and environments
  • What the decibel scale is and how it's measured
  • Ways of protecting yourself at home and on the job