Panama will hold a minute of silence for world campaign against noise


The International Day of Awareness about Noise, held in Panama for the seventh consecutive year

Panama will join next Wednesday the International Day of Awareness on Noise, which is held in dozens of countries with a minute of silence to raise awareness of the damage caused by excess decibels, organizers said today.

“It’s time to become aware of the imminent damage that noise presents to health.” Continued exposure to extreme noise can cause irreparable damage to hearing and also affect other aspects of the human being including changes in behavior, learning, sleep patterns and disorders caused by stress “, denounced the Oír es Vivir Foundation.

The foundation explained Monday in a statement that the minute of silence will be kept between 2:15 pm and 2:15 pm local time and that this year joins the celebration of the Municipality of Panama, the Rotary Club South Panama and the Specialized University of the Americas, among others.

“The World Health Organization (WHO) states that noise begins to be harmful at 85 decibels (dB), a threshold that is crossed daily in Panama, only the red devils horn (typical buses) reaches 100 dB “, warned the President of the Rotary Club of Panama South, Alberto Botarelli.


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