ESTIMATION OF NOISE LEVELS IN THE ROAD SIDE PARKS AND STUDY OF ITS IMPACTS ON HEALTH OF VISITORS IN FAISALABAD
Journal: Earth Sciences Pakistan (ESP)
Author: Muhammad Ilyas, Muhammad Azhar Ali, Abdul Nasir Awan, Sajjad Haider, Adnan Shahid
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Our environment is comprised of land, air and water, which shows symmetry and balance. Any kind of intervention in the constituents of the environment causes environmental pollution. Noise pollution is the result of one of these effects. It is associated with type/density of noise producing source and its distance. The present study was taken up to investigate the effect of noise pollution on the health of local community. The study was carried out to estimate the increased noise levels at two sites in Faisalabad, namely Canal Park located near the roadside (98 FT) in the form of narrow strip, and the Site-2 Gat Wala Park located (368 ft) away from the main road, and study of its impacts on health of coming visitors. It is concluded from the study that the Visitors were satisfied with the peaceful and calm environment of Site-2 Gat Walla Park while they were unsatisfied with site-1 Canal Park due to its noisy environment. Moreover, the distance of parks from the main road in addition to some other factors like, road and vehicles conditions, density of traffic etc. has adverse impact upon parks environment as well as health of visitors coming in the parks.