Date of Release:
Jun 24 2015
Hong Kong should require project proponents to conduct studies into the possible health risks from noise pollution in their environmental impact reports, experts say.
But a lack of consensus on causal factors linking noise pollution to negative physical or mental health will make the argument for tighter regulation harder.
The point was raised after a British study - the first of its size in the country - published today, cited a link between road traffic noise pollution and deaths, and an increased risk of strokes, especially among the elderly.