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Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2006 (Swedish)In: Barns hälsa och miljö i Stockholms län 2006: Regional Miljöhälsorapport, 2006, Stockholms läns landsting, Stockholm , 2006, 113-126 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Noise is an environmental problem that affects children both at school and home. This chapter summarizes the results on noise disturbances from the “Children’s environment and health survey” conducted in Stockholm County in year 2003. It was found that children were most disturbed by noise at school. Thirty per cent of all 8- and 12 year old children in Stockholm County were annoyed by noise at school, mainly noise from other children. Children in Stockholm County were exposed to more noise in their homes than children in other parts of Sweden. Almost 50 % of children in inner city Stockholm and 20 % in the rest of the County were living in apartments with windows facing a major road, railway or industry. Eighteen per cent of all 8- and 12-year olds were disturbed by noise in their homes. Slightly less than 6 % reports that noise disturbed school homework or speech communication, whereas 4 % reported difficulties in falling asleep due to noise in the home. Approximately three per cent of parents to all 4-, 8- and 12-year old children reported that their children have reduced hearing, and three per cent of 8- and 12-year old children reported that they have tinnitus. It is concluded that noise in dwellings and schools should be reduced in order to provide good and healthy sound environments for children. Furthermore, the sound environment should be considered already at the planning stage, in order to minimize indoor and outdoor noise exposure in future dwellings and schools.

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Stockholms läns landsting, Stockholm , 2006. 113-126 p.
Keyword [en]
noise, children, buller, barn
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Psychology Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-20025ISBN: 91-631-9023-0OAI: diva2:186550
Available from: 2007-11-21 Created: 2007-11-21Bibliographically approved

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