Grow­ing noise!

Enterprise - - Editor’s Desk - Maria Habib La­hore

En­ter­prise duly high­lights the en­vi­ron­men­tal aspects sur­round­ing us. The story ti­tled ‘Deaf­en­ing Asia’ in the Septem­ber is­sue, car­ried real in­sights in the prob­lem of ris­ing noise pol­lu­tion in Asia. It is an is­sue get­ting eas­ily ig­nored in the face alarm­ing nat­u­ral dis­as­ters. Most Asian res­i­dents over­look the noise men­ace as a part of ur­ban­iza­tion phe­nom­e­non. But as Asia is be­com­ing a hub of megac­i­ties in the world, there are also in­creas­ing num­ber of chal­lenges posed to the city dwellers. The govern­ment and pub­lic should col­lec­tively take mea­sures and re­duce the sources of noise pol­lu­tion. Peo­ple should lessen their ex­po­sure to noise sources as part of gen­eral health­care pre­cau­tions, while the govern­ment needs to es­tab­lish mon­i­tor­ing of noise lev­els in cities and is­sue pub­lic warn­ings to put on pro­tec­tive cov­er­ings. The deci­bel rat­ings in our cities will even­tu­ally go down, once we be­come re­spon­sive other than be­ing sen­si­tive to the noise around us

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