It’s Also Noise Pollution


The noisefrom a train horn (which can be over 100 dBA at 100 feet away) can have a great impact on hearing  (citation).

A train horn can be just 10 decibels less than that of a jet flying at 500 feet.  (citation)




The effects of loud, uncontrollable noise on people’s health and on the livability of a community are well documented (PDF). The World Health Organization says that for good sleep, “individual noise events” should not exceed 45 dB(A).




A 2006 study in Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania, concluded that residential property values are found to decrease by about 4.1%, per 10 db of added noise exposure.  (citation)

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