Is noise pollution really a thing?

Yes, noise pollution really does exist and can be very harmful to animals as well as humans. the impacts of noise pollution could increase your stress levels, decrease hearing ability and slowly affect your health. Noise can really do more harm to you than good, you wouldnt be smiling for to long if you lived next to a construction site. or someone is banging on the walls constantly. Sound and noise is vital to other animals and creatures out there, in most cases there ears are so much more sensitive than ours so if we think the volume is a bit loud you can only imagine that they wouldnt even be able to think clearly in these times.

What does the Law say?

In South Africa the The Noise Act 1996 states that the hours of “night” are 11pm to 7am so technically loud music from a party should be turned off, or at the very least down at 11pm. However, if you and your neighbour can come to an arrangement as to when the music is turned off, then this will probably save a lot of upset all around.

How can we help?

The way we can make a change in this is a simple solution….. Lower the volume of tv if needed, also don’t keep something on if it is not needed. you can find cool stylish earmuffs that you can wear at night if you are in a noisy neighborhood and also just be in communication with the neighbors is important. What we find is that people don’t mind if they know it’s going to happen. so be considerate for one another and this would make everything easier.