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Periodic Report - ENNAH (European network on noise and health)

Project ID: 226442
Funded under: FP7-ENVIRONMENT


Environmental noise, caused by traffic, industrial and recreational activities is a significant environmental problem in Europe; about 80 million people suffer from unacceptable noise levels. The objectives of the ENNAH project are:
- to establish a research network of European scientists working on noise and health;
- to review the existing literature, focussing on consolidation of knowledge and identification of gaps in the evidence;
- the improvement of noise exposure assessment in health studies; accounting for factors that might moderate the effect of noise exposure on health, such as air quality;
- to improve the measurement of health outcomes relevant to noise research;
- to provide new designs for research on noise and health and provide to the EU a new strategy for the development of noise and health research in the future.

As outlined in their report the network will improve communication between researchers on noise and air pollution and train junior researchers through setting up an exchange network across Europe. It is anticipated that the preliminary research recommendations will be developed to guide the further development of calls for noise and health research in Europe. An important outcome of the network will be increased communication and collaboration between researchers working on noise and health across Europe.

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