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The Construction Canada Magazine March 2016 issue features the following article:

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By Gary Sturgeon, B.Eng., MSc., P.Eng.

The effects of noise have been well-documented in studies by the World Health Organization (WHO). It can increase blood pressure or be a risk factor for coronary heart disease. It is know to cause stress and hostility, interfere with sleep, speech, and tasks, and to affect the body’s physical reactions and our relations with other people. It is far more than a simple annoyance – a British study attributes up to 10 deaths annually in the United Kingdom to noisy neighbours (these being suicides or as a  result of assaults). According to research by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), “Noise from neighbours in multi-unit buildings is a serious problem that degrades the quality of life of the residents.”

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