|Document ID (ISN)||107783|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0788-4877 - African Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety
|Convention or series no.
||Noise levels in Nigeria: Health hazards and problems associated with their control
||Aug. 2006, Vol.16, No.2, p.36-37. Illus. 17 ref.
||http://www.ttl.fi/NR/rdonlyres/DBA20FBC-A6B8-437A-A31F-DE5D68473E99/0/africanews22006.pdf [in English]
||This article summarizes the main health hazards related to noise together with the findings of a survey of noise levels in a small Nigerian city. Topics addressed: sources of noise (road traffic, small electricity generators, food grinding machines); health effects of noise (hearing loss, stress, sleep disturbances, tachycardia); problems associated with noise control (lack of effective legislation, poor enforcement of, and compliance with, existing regulations, unsafe behaviour and poor safety consciousness).
||Nigeria; role of government; noise level; noise
||safety consciousness; arrhythmia; sleep disturbances; grinding machines; human behaviour; road vehicles; disobeying safety instructions; hearing loss; stress factors; legislation; enforcement; noise measurement; developing countries; electric generators
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Nigeria|
||Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)