noise pollution

I dream of a car-free New York City. Every night honking cars arrest me from sleep, and every day myself and millions of New Yorkers breathe the carbon monoxide exhaust from a sea of passing cars.
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In a loud and distracting world, finding pockets of stillness can benefit your brain and body. Here are four science-backed reasons why.
Sound appears to have both positive and negative influences, depending on types, noise level, personal preference and other factors. Read on to see how sound influences sleep in both the short-term and long-term, and how to optimize your environment for better nights.
Because of increasing urbanization, noise pollution will only worsen and affect more people. The U.S. National Prevention Strategy -- tasked with increasing the number of healthy Americans through wellness and prevention -- can put noise on the national health policy agenda.