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[mass noun] Harmful or annoying levels of noise:‘proposals to combat noise pollution’
- ‘The object is to highlight the growing problem of noise pollution.’
- ‘They have come up with a means to combat this noise pollution.’
- ‘There are no milling crowds here and noise pollution is almost absent when compared to levels in the city.’
- ‘North Yorkshire County Council has produced a draft freight strategy to try to resolve problems such as air and noise pollution, caused by heavy goods vehicles.’
- ‘In other words, there is little the law can do to control renovation work, one of the most persistent and annoying sources of noise pollution.’
- ‘He blames the decline in beluga populations on various pressures on the environment, such as noise pollution from planes and boats.’
- ‘Residents living close to the site fear their lives could be blighted by noise pollution and antisocial behaviour created by a night club.’
- ‘Residents, however, say the bridge will increase traffic in the area and will result in air and noise pollution.’
- ‘This could considerably reduce both air and noise pollution.’
- ‘The runway means more flights which means more noise pollution.’
- ‘Those who say that cars are toxic to cities never cite the automobile's worst urban offense: noise pollution.’
- ‘Another problem facing the community is noise pollution.’
- ‘There is noise pollution from the M60 and M66 motorways, and from the industrial units adjacent to our homes.’
- ‘Members of the council's environmental protection unit hope to raise awareness of the impact noise pollution can have.’
- ‘But those against the airport say it will create nothing but noise pollution, sleep disturbance and health issues.’
- ‘The residents claim it will substantially increase noise pollution in the south Fingal area and interfere with local schools.’
- ‘The woodlands and grasses will help to improve air quality, screen noise pollution and increase access to green spaces to encourage youngsters to stay active.’
- ‘Petty crimes such as vandalism and noise pollution have been afforded low priority, even though every day they bring misery to the lives of thousands.’
- ‘Campaigners fighting against a housing development have staged a street protest after being told their concerns over noise pollution were unfounded.’
- ‘Research has linked noise pollution with a range of health problems including sleep deprivation, high blood pressure and hearing loss.’
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