|We listen to various sounds in our environment which are produced by a variety of sources and create noise pollution. Some of the important sources of noise Pollution in homes, industry and transport are given below-|
(1) In Homes- Some of the sources which produce noise pollution in homes are- Radio, Television, Stereos, Mixer-cum-Grinder, Cooler, Air-conditioner, Vacuum cleaner, Washing machine, Type-writer and Telephone. In addition to these, hawkers, processions, celebration of festivals, social functions like marriages, religious functions, and loudspeakers and bands, etc., used on these occasions are all sources of noise pollution.
(2) In Industries- Almost all the factories and industries use various types of small and big machines. These machines make loud and irritating noises of different kinds which produce a lot of noise pollution inside the factory as well as in the neighbourhood.
(3) In Transport- The various means of transport create a lot of noise pollution in big metropolitan cities. For example- the engines and horns of vehicles like scooters, motorcycles, cars, trucks, buses and trains produce a lot of noise in big cities. The landings, take-offs and flying of aeroplanes is another source of loud noise in big cities.