Effects of Noise Pollution on Mental Health in Pakistan


Dr. Masood Hassan , Ashir Azim Tunio , Ahmed Yar Khan , Neiha Imran , Muhammad Umair Barry , Haya Afeef ,

Download Full PDF Pages: 120-127 | Views: 260 | Downloads: 82 | DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.6907320

Volume 11 - March 2022 (03)


The environmental risk posed by noise pollution and the impact it has is attracting increasing attention around the world. In addition to the effects, it has on the human auditory system, noise pollution has also been linked to a wide range of problems related to stress as well as other heart conditions. According to the most recent study conducted by the WHO, more than approximately 1.5 million lives are lost every year as a direct result of the noise that is caused by traffic. A significant portion of it is associated with other conditions such as sleep disorders, mental stress, unchecked hormonal fluctuation, heart rate, and blood pressure. There is a connection between all of these factors and cardiovascular diseases. Other issues include the onset of a wide variety of psychological problems, as well as substance abuse issues, such as excessive use of alcohol and tobacco. Other problems include the use of harmful substances. There is a significant connection between the nervous pathways in the body and dysfunction caused by noise in the environment. Because of this, there is a significant relationship between being exposed to noise and various nervous disorders as well as other problems.


Mental Health, Depression, Stress/anxiety & Noise Pollution


Astrauskas, T., & Grubliauskas, R. (2016). Investigation and evaluation of speed table influence to traffic noise propagation in residential area. Mokslas–Lietuvos ateitis/Science–Future of Lithuania, 8(4), 425-430.

Conway, J. (2021). Tucked In: Weighted Blankets to Improve Sleep in Intensive Care Unit Patients.

De Boer, S. F., Van der Gugten, J., & Slangen, J. L. (1989). Plasma catecholamine and corticosterone responses to predictable and unpredictable noise stress in rats. Physiology & Behavior, 45(4), 789-795.

Farooqi, Z. U. R., Sabir, M., Latif, J., Aslam, Z., Ahmad, H. R., Ahmad, I, & Ilić, P. (2020). Assessment of noise pollution and its effects on human health in industrial hub of Pakistan. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 27(3), 2819-2828.

Glass, D. C., Singer, J. E., & Friedman, L. N. (1969). Psychic cost of adaptation to an environmental stressor. Journal of personality and social psychology, 12(3), 200.

Hahad, O., Prochaska, J. H., Daiber, A., & Muenzel, T. (2019). Environmental noise-induced effects on stress hormones, oxidative stress, and vascular dysfunction: key factors in the relationship between cerebrocardiovascular and psychological disorders. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, 2019.

Hammersen, F., Niemann, H., & Hoebel, J. (2016). Environmental noise annoyance and mental health in adults: findings from the cross-sectional German Health Update (GEDA) Study 2012. International journal of environmental research and public health, 13(10), 954.

Hasan, S. W., & Jamal, M. A. (2021). Noise Pollution, Effect of Noise on Behaviour of Animals and Human Health. Texas Journal of Medical Science, 1(1), 71-75.

Kenda, M., Agoub, M., & Ahami, A. O. (2014). Noise effects on mental health: A review of literature. Sante Mentale au Quebec, 39(2), 169-181.

Larcher, A. (2022). Addison's disease: A chemical view. Chemistry in Australia, 24-27.

Ma, J., Li, C., Kwan, M. P., Kou, L., & Chai, Y. (2020). Assessing personal noise exposure and its relationship with mental health in Beijing based on individuals’ space-time behavior. Environment international, 139, 105737.

Melamed, S., Fried, Y., & Froom, P. (2001). The interactive effect of chronic exposure to noise and job complexity on changes in blood pressure and job satisfaction: A longitudinal study of industrial employees. Journal of occupational health psychology, 6(3), 182-195.

Muzet, A. (2007). Environmental noise, sleep and health. Sleep medicine reviews, 11(2), 135-142.

Navara, K. J., & Nelson, R. J. (2007). The dark side of light at night: physiological, epidemiological, and ecological consequences. Journal of pineal research, 43(3), 215-224.

Pan, P. P. (2008). Out of Mao's shadow: the struggle for the soul of a new China. Simon and Schuster.

Prasher, D. (2000). Noise Pollution Health Effects Reduction (NOPHER): an european commission concerted action workplan. Noise and Health, 2(8), 79.

Sewald, R. L. (2009). The darker side of sound: Conflicts over the use of soundscapes for musical performances (Doctoral dissertation, Indiana University).

Suryakiran, M. N. S., Begum, W., Sudhakar, R. S., & Tiwari, S. K. (2020). Development of wind energy technologies and their impact on environment: A review. Advances in Smart Grid Technology, 51-62.

Cite this Article: