Students support campaign to reduce noise pollution

PUBLISHED: 09:00 24 May 2018

Students want to inform members of the public about noise pollution. Picture: University Centre Weston

Students want to inform members of the public about noise pollution. Picture: University Centre Weston

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University Centre Weston (UCW) students are taking part in a campaign to reduce noise pollution as part of national noise action week.

The initiative, led by charity Environmental Protection UK, aims to raise awareness of the impact excessive noise can have on health and wellbeing and its cost to communities.

Public and environmental health students will be working with North Somerset Council’s environmental protection officers to inform members of the public about noise pollution.

They will be manning a stall in Weston’s Italian Gardens today (Thursday) to provide information about noise pollution and sound monitoring on people’s personal listening devices, as loud music has been found to contribute to a number of serious, long-term hearing problems.

UCW’s public and environmental health curriculum coordinator David Lown said: “We’re delighted to contribute to such an important public health campaign, and warning young people about the damage listening to loud music can have on their hearing is particularly relevant to us.

“Work-based learning is central to studying environmental health so noise action week offers our students the chance to study noise pollution, work with the experts in North Somerset Council’s environmental protection team and also inform members of the public about the dangers loud noise can pose.”

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