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  • Wednesday, March 1, 2000
  • Measurement of noise pollution in the community of Arraba
  • Published at:ACUSTICA Volume: 86 Issue: 2 Pages: 376-378 Published: MAR-APR 2000
  • The problem of noise has been studied in the region of Arraba in Palestine as an example of the country side regions which are expected to be acceptable as a residential area. The equivalent noise level values (L-eq) were measured and tabulated for 20 locations spread over the area of the town. The average noise level from the 20 locations was 67.0 dB(A). It has been found that the L-eq values for 60% of the selected locations are exceeding 65.0 dB(A). This result is obviously higher than the adopted international standards. Accordingly, the area of Arraba town is considered an unacceptable living area. Hence, its buildings, streets and factories require reconstruction and modification plans. In addition, there should be adequate updated plans for setting up community noise surveys and ordinances.

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