Taipei is the 14th noisiest city in the world: WHO

Noise levels age the average resident by 16.8 years

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/08/31
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei is the 14th noisiest out of 50 world cities ranked by the

Noise Taiwan-style, photo courtesy of Koika. (By Wikimedia Commons)

World Health Organization, according to media reports Thursday.

The amount of noise aged the average Taipei citizen by 16.8 years, the same report said.

The WHO found that the loudest city in the world was Shenzhen, in China’s Guangdong Province, followed by Delhi in India and by the Egyptian capital Cairo.

According to data from the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), most complaints about excessive noise are made about construction sites, followed by karaoke parlors and traffic.    [FULL  STORY]

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