Current News : HCMC one of the loudest places on Earth: UN report 😱…

When we read this news on the e.VNExpress.net newswire, we thought… Yep… this news is appropriate… and we shall publish it. This morning we were woken up by this pollution coming from the schoolyard opposite ( Dao Duy Anh High School ). Imagine yourself listening to this din from 06:00 am. Worse it is 08:40 and it has just stopped. Well it’s Monday… and DAO DUY ANH HIGH SCHOOL you just qualified for Must See In Vietnam 💥💥💥 💥💥 10/10 . You have qualified to help pollute HCMC with noise!

Despite ourselves, we witness it every morning. The management of Dao Duy Anh high school persists daily in polluting the lives of residents of Phu Nhuang District.

Watch this short 20 seconds video

Poor Students ! Imagine the Decibels … on Monday Morning 😱
HCMC one of the loudest places on Earth: UN report
A loudspeaker to catch passers-by’s attention at a store in HCMC’s District 1. Photo by VnExpress/Son Hoa

Let’s continue with the article of e.v.express.net …

The southern metropolis of HCMC has been ranked the fourth noisiest city in the world in a United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) report.

The “Frontiers 2022: Noise, Blazes and Mismatches” report ranks 61 cities in total: 13 from South Asia, 10 from Europe, 10 from West Asia, 11 from East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, seven from Africa, six from North America and four from Latin America.

Vietnamese are using horn a lot … imagine in traffic 🤯

The data used for the noise pollution ranking was compiled from various published studies that used different methodologies.

According to the World Health Organization’s guidelines for community noise, the recommended limits are 55 decibels (dB) LAeq for outdoor residential areas, and 70 dB LAeq for traffic and commercial areas.

“LAeq means the equivalent sound level, in dB(A), of a steady sound which, over a specified period and at a specified position, would deliver the same noise energy as the intermittent or time-varying sound which actually occurs,” the report explains.

According to the World Health Organization’s guidelines for community noise, the recommended limits are 55 decibels (dB) LAeq for outdoor residential areas, and 70 dB LAeq for traffic and commercial areas.

It ranks Dhaka of Bangladesh as the loudest city in the world with a noise level of 119 dB, followed by Moradabad in India with 114dB and Islamabad in Pakistan with 105dB.

Rajashahi, another Bangladeshi city, and Ho Chi Minh City share the fourth position with a noise level of 103dB.

Other cities in the top 10 are Ibadan (Nigeria), Kupondole (Nepal), Algiers (Algeria), Bangkok (Thailand), and New York (U.S.).

In HCMC, the report said: “A study that followed cyclists riding over 1,000 km within the city showed that cyclists were exposed to noise levels of over 78 dB, which could damage hearing.”

It quoted UNEP executive director Inger Andersen as saying: “High levels of noise impair human health and well-being – by disrupting sleep or drowning out the beneficial and positive acoustic communications of many animal species that live in these areas.”

We suggest you to read this article and watch E.VNExpress.net video :

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/video/hcmc-tightens-grip-on-noise-pollution-4253039.html


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