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Noise Pollution Assessment in Jamalpur Municipal Area, Bangladesh

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Environmental Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, BANGLADESH

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 4, Issue (6), Pages 52-58, June,22 (2015)


Like other pollutions noise pollution is now a new threat for many cities of the world. The study was conducted to determine noise pollution in different zone of the Jamalpur sadar municipal area in the year of 2014. In total 45 samples were obtained from 15 locations covering 5 sensitive areas and the measurements were done at morning, afternoon and evening periods. The Noise level was determined by Sound Level Meter (Multi-function Environmental Meter, Model: ST-8820). All the studied areas showed higher than maximum allowable noise level where the highest average level of sound (87.33 dBA) was observed at traffic area during morning hours and lowest average level of sound (54.33 dBA) was observed at residential area during evening hours. A total of 100 respondents were selected to evaluate respondentís perception and effects of noise pollution. In the studied area, main noise source was traffic (57%) where small vehicle like auto bike and rickshaw were main culprit. Majority of the respondents claimed headache and heart bit problems due to traffic noise. The proper utilization of traffic enforcement laws was suggested by most of the respondents, driver and public awareness on noise pollution was also suggested to minimize noise pollution.


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