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The Effects of Population Density and Noise
An analysis of the concept of noise and its effect on the individual, particularly within a crowded, urban environment.
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This paper focuses its analysis on the concept of noise and the effect of noise, particularly on individuals in crowded, urban environments. The paper explains that the effect of noise on the individual can be separated into two general categories: auditory and non-auditory; the level and nature of noise is also important. The paper asserts that noise pollution found within the workplace is an indication of wastefulness, and noise pollution in the living environment is usually a sign of irresponsibility or discourteous behavior. The paper explores a number of theories and concepts involving territorialism, privacy, personal space, the importance of privacy and personal space, the effects of nature on individuals in urban environments, the effect of noise, and strategies used to reduce noise that exist. The paper concludes that environmental noise is an important aspect of the relationship between the individual, society, health, and nature.

Concepts of Territorial, Privacy, and Personal Space
The Importance of Privacy and Personal Space
Nature's Effect on Individuals Living in Urban Environments
The Concept of Noise and the Effect on the Individual
Strategies That Can Be Used to Reduce Noise in the Workplace or in the Living Environment

From the Paper:

"Strategies to reduce noise in the workplace and living environment include regulations that require employers to take a specific action to reduce noise in the workplace. In the workplace, certain levels of noise must be reached over a particular work week or a maximum peak sound pressure must be reached within a given work day. If these levels are reached the employer must take action to reduce the risk. The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Regulations require the employer to make certain that noise experienced at the workplace shall be evaluated and if needed calculated and presented to employees and any pertinent governing bodies or government inspectors (Consultnet, 2010). In the majority cases, noise found within the workplace is an indication of wastefulness. The energy being used to create noise results in fewer products being made and sold. Some examples of strategies that can be used to reduce noise in the workplace are fitting engines with mufflers, making use of proper equipment, using silencers where gases are released, moving workstations away from the sources of noise, and providing equipment in proper operating condition (Health, Safety, and the Environment, 2010). Reducing noise pollution in the living environment may include communicating with those who are responsible for the source of the noise, building or planting noise barriers; this can be done by using absorbent materials, green zones, and proper home design, minimizing one's own role in creating noise in the living environment, perform activities that create noise in the daytime hours, and informing one's neighbors when one expects to generate noise in the living environment (Commonwealth of Australia, 2008). Noise reduction in the living environment is usually a matter of responsible and courteous actions by the individual and the neighborhood."

Sample of Sources Used:

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