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Environmental stressors

Use these THREE environmental stressors,

noise pollution
natural disasters

Evaluate how these stressors affect individuals.

ALSO discuss STRATEGIES to manage the above THREE STRESSORS (including utilizing technology).

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As you evaluate how noise pollution affects individuals, my hometown, for example, bans the use of loud stereos in cars or music from the home in order to keep this stressor low.

A great article clearly defines the problem as it focuses on airplane noise and reduction ideas. It is located at:

Falzone, K. L. (1999). Airport Noise Pollution: Is There A Solution in Sight?. Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review, 26(4), 769. Retrieved from EBSCOhost.

First, Falzone defines noise as "unwanted sound. Sound is the result of small periodic variations in normal atmospheric air pressure, caused by vibration or turbulence. The effects of noise are primarily determined by its duration and level, but are also influenced by a sound's frequency."

The article also demonstrates the effects of noise as an environmental stressor. Falzone argues how "noise is often thought to be a less significant harm than air or water pollutants. Like other environmental problems, however, aircraft noise affects millions of people each day, producing a number of short-term and long-term adverse effects. Research indicates that excessive noise can cause significant health problems, such as hearing loss, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal problems, and other disorders. In addition, noise may cause interference with communication, sleep deprivation, poor performance at work and in school due to of ...

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This solution evaluates how noise pollution and two other stressors affects individuals affect humans. References are also provided to justify the assertions.