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Document ID (ISN)77148
CIS number 01-1200
ISSN - Serial title 0014-6269 - Face au risque
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Douté M.
Title Noise and its consequences
Original title Le bruit et ses conséquences [in French]
Bibliographic information Oct. 1999, No.356, p.7-16. Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract In France, two million workers are exposed to noise levels that present a risk of hearing damage (above 85dB(A)). In 1997, illnesses due to noise exposure accounted for 4.7% of occupational illnesses, the third-highest cause behind musculoskeletal disorders and illnesses from asbestos dust exposure. In 1996, 34% of occupational disease compensation was paid for illnesses due to noise exposure. Contents of this collection of articles: harmful effects of noise; description of the scale for measuring noise; functioning of the ear; individual and collective protection measures; French and European standards.
Descriptors (primary) hearing protection; limitation of exposure; noise level
Descriptors (secondary) hearing damage risk criteria; France; European Communities; hearing loss; standard; noise control; sound absorption; physiology of hearing; noise measurement; economic aspects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise
Hearing protection