- Monday, May 1, 2000
- Noise measurements in the community of Nablus in Palestine
- Published at:ACUSTICA Volume: 86 Issue: 3 Pages: 578-580 Published: MAY-JUN 2000
This paper presents the main results obtained in a general study of noise pollution in the city of Nablus in Palestine. The equivalent noise level values (L-eq) were measured and tabulated for 50 locations spread over the area of the city. The obtained result of noise level of the 50 L-eq values is in average 68.0 dB(A). It has been found that the L-eq values for 58% of the selected locations are exceeding 65.0 dB(A). This result is obviously higher than the adopted international standards. Accordingly, the area of Nablus is considered an unacceptable living area. Hence, its buildings, streets and factories require severe reconstruction and modification plans. In addition, there should be adequate updated plans for setting up community noise surveys and ordinances.