• A briefing on noise in Europe

    There is increasing concern about noise pollution in Europe.

    People frequently complain about noise annoyance, and most EU citizens live in areas which have disturbing levels of noise.  Controlling this form of pollution has now become a priority, as science makes progress in establishing how much harm noise causes.  The European Commission’s recently adopted Directive on noise is a first step in containing the problem.  What follows is a briefing designed to give an insight into the issues.