A systematic review of transport noise interventions and their impacts on health





1. Summary

An environmental noise intervention framework, showing different types of interventions along

the causal path between noise sources and human outcomes, and measurement points along

the pathway where changes relevant to human outcomes can be measured, has been used to

structure this review. The framework also assists in focussing future studies of the effects of noise

intervention strategies.

This systematic review of the literature, 1980–2014, found, overall, that there has been a limited

number of transport intervention studies published that report observed changes in health

outcomes, or observed changes in peoples’ exposures, together with quantitative details on the

association between change in exposure and change in human health effects.

The majority of these were for road traffic noise sources; fewer for aircraft noise and rail traffic

noise. The principal change in health outcomes assessed was annoyance, with fewer sleep

disturbance, cardiovascular effects, and cognitive development in children.

Because of the diversity, a meta-analysis across studies examining the association between

changes in level and changes in outcome was not possible. However, the available evidence

did show that transport noise interventions changed the health outcomes reported by those

who experience the intervention. This is the case irrespective of the source, the outcome or the

intervention type.

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Merin Toby
almost 3 years ago

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