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TITLE Quiet areas and health   2006@12Npdf.pdf (791.9 KB)
Title in the original language Stille gebieden en gezondheid  2006@12Npdf.pdf (791.9 KB)
Document ID LIB402
Document type Scientific advisory body opinion/advice
Issue date 28/06/1905
Document reference 2006/12
Original language of the document Dutch
Document produced by Health Council of the Netherlands
Scientific domains
Policy domains
  • Health

DOCUMENT TEXT

Short description  Silence is becoming increasingly rare in the Netherlands. But many people
nonetheless have a need for areas that are still quiet and calm. Noise is no longer
a problem affecting just urban residential areas.* If the government fails to act,
30 to 40 per cent of the official quiet areas and nature reserves and recreation
areas will be affected by noise over time, especially road traffic and aircraft
noise.** The underlying causes are growing mobility and sprawling urban and
infrastructural development...
Short description in the original language  Stille gebieden en gezondheid
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  Issues for advice
Silence is becoming increasingly rare in the Netherlands. But many people nonetheless have a need for areas that are still quiet and calm. Noise is no longer a problem affecting just urban residential areas.‘Noise’ is defined here as ‘unwanted sound’.
If the government fails to act, 30 to 40 per cent of the official quiet areas and nature reserves and recreation areas will be ...

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Abstract in the original language (focusing on the key recommendations)  Adviesvragen
Stilte wordt in Nederland steeds schaarser. En dat terwijl veel mensen behoefte hebben aan plekken waar nog rust heerst. Lawaai is niet langer een probleem in alleen de stedelijke woonomgeving.‘Lawaai’ wordt hier gedefinieerd als ‘ongewenst geluid’.
Als de overheid niets doet, zal 30 tot 40 procent van de officiële stiltegebieden en gebieden voor natuur en recreatie op termijn aange ...

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