Print Email Facebook Twitter WHO Environmental Noise Guidelines for the European Region - What is new? 4. Implementation of guidelines and implications for practice Title WHO Environmental Noise Guidelines for the European Region - What is new? 4. Implementation of guidelines and implications for practice Author Brink, M. Babisch, W. Belojevic, G. Heroux, M.E. Janssen, S. Lercher, P. Paviotti, M. Pershagen, G. Persson Waye, K. Preis, A. Stansfeld, S. Van Den Berg, M. Verbeek, J. Contributor von Estorff, O. (editor) Kropp, W. (editor) Schulte-Fortkamp, B. (editor) Publication year 2016 Abstract WHO Environmental Noise Guidelines focus on the WHO European Region and provide guidance to its Member States that is compatible with the noise indicators used in the EU Environmental Noise Directive. The Guidelines aim to serve as a reference for several target audiences, such as decision makers and technical experts, health impact assessment and environmental impact assessment practitioners and researchers, national and local authorities and non-governmental organizations responsible for risk communication and general awareness raising. The implementation of the guideline recommendations will require coordinated effort from ministries, public and private sectors, NGOs and potentially input from international development programmes and finance organizations. The Guidelines can be useful by providing exposure-response relationships and health-based exposure limits that provide insight into the expected health effects at observed or expected noise exposure levels. They allow comparison amongst different policy options with regard to the associated health effects and can be valuable information to use in cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analyses of various policies for noise abatement. In this respect, the guideline recommendations can be an integral part of the policy process for noise reduction by various institutions, and are of greatest value in order to communicate the health risks and potential cost-effective solutions to reduce noise Subject Urban Mobility & EnvironmentSUMS - Sustainable Urban Mobility and SafetyELSS - Earth, Life and Social SciencesEnvironment & SustainabilityAudiologyUrbanisationEnvironmental noiseNoise policyWHO guidelines To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:438b5923-7cb7-4de8-b31c-e4c8753bfd56 TNO identifier 574286 Publisher German Acoustical Society (DEGA) Source 45th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering: Towards a Quieter Future, INTER-NOISE 2016. 21 August 2016 through 24 August 2016, 2560-2563 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.