Hidden Soundtrack highlights impact of noise pollution in capital – Transport Xtra
Climate charity Possible demonstrated the impact of noise pollution during an event in Shoreditch, London. Members of the public sat on the pavement at a cinema-style ‘auditorium’ while musicians performed across the road. During today’s event – called London’s Hidden Soundtrack – the audience wore headphones so they could listen to the performers over the sound of constant passing traffic.
Possible cites findings by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that noise pollution is second only to air pollution in terms of the size of the environmental health threat in Europe, with around one in three people being negatively affected.