Analysis of noise impact in urban areas

Domazetovska, Simona and Anachkova , Maja and Hadzi-Nikolova, Marija and Mirakovski, Dejan and Gavrilovski, Viktor (2019) Analysis of noise impact in urban areas. In: OSH Priority, 9-12 Oct 2019, Ohrid.

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The exposure of high level of noise in the twenty-first century causes many health problems in the urban areas, which inevitably imposes the need for effective analysis of the noise in order to reduce the noise level and protect the health of the population. One of the major health problems caused by the noise is anxiety that leads to impairment of the quality of life. The city of Skopje, as a large urban
area (agglomeration), faces serious problems caused by the environmental noise, which is the reason for various health problems. This research illustrates the methodology for the noise impact analysis in ‘Debar Maalo’ neighborhood. ‘Debar Maalo’ is a neighborhood located in the city centre, surrounded with four major streets, heavy traffic and a lot of people. A survey was conducted on 93 respondents that live, work or are visitors in this area. The results show that the noise has bad influence on the population, so further steps must be taken in order to reduce the noise level in the urban area. This study is a basis for further research about the harmful effects caused by noise, and
to find steps to prevent and reduce them.
Keywords: environmental noise, subjective analysis, questionnaire

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Engineering and Technology > Environmental engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Natural and Technical Sciences
Depositing User: Marija Hadzi-Nikolova
Date Deposited: 25 Dec 2019 10:21
Last Modified: 25 Dec 2019 10:21

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