EVALUATION OF NOISE POLLUTION IN ILAM CITY IN 2018
Introduction: High level of noise can be harmful for human mental and physical health. Therefore, it is important to study the noise pollution in cities. The aim of this study is to investigate the situation of noise pollution in Ilam, Iran.
Materials and Methods: 18 locations of Ilam city were selected to measure the noise level. The noise was measured in four different times including 9 AM, 12 PM, 6 PM and 9 PM in all week days. Then, the collected data was analyzed by standard statistical tests. Finally, the map of noise pollution for Ilam was prepared by ArcView GIS.
Results: The results showed that the highest noise level was measured in the areas of Saadi market, Imam Khomeini street and nearby Mostafa Khomeini hospital. The highest noise pollution in Ilam was measured on Saturday and Tuesday (about 61 dB). The noise pollution was slightly reduced to 60 dB on Wednesday and Thursday. The noise pollution was sharply reduced to 55.8 dB on Friday
Conclusion: The noise pollution in the most areas of Ilam, was more than the maximum permissible level. Therefore, this city needs to develop a plan for noise management.
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