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Sustainability Events

Science Café: Traffic Noise Pollution

Krishna Biligiri

  • Research Scientist, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment

Douglas Carlson

  • Vice President, Asphalt Products, Liberty Tire Recycling
  • Former Executive Director, Rubber Pavements Association

The (unheard-of) Effects on our Health, Behavior & Environment

Nobody wants to drink polluted water or breathe polluted air. The harmful effects are well-known. There is another type of pollution that is rarely mentioned, yet everyone who lives or works in a city is exposed to it every day: traffic noise pollution. Whether we commute by car, bike, public transportation or on foot, we are all exposed to this pollutant and probably don't think about its effects.

The May Science Café will "open our ears" to the serious consequences of chronic noise exposure, including elevated stress levels, sleep disorders, learning problems, auditory fatigue, and more. (What about the 290,000,000 scrap tires generated in the United States every year?) Find out what’s being done to address this "unheard-of" problem.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Nanotechnology in Society and the Arizona Science Center.

Friday, May 18, 2012
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Arizona Science Center
(Free admission)
Downtown Phoenix