Noise pollution

Noise pollution

Outline of the Community (European Union) legislation about Noise pollution


These categories group together and put in context the legislative and non-legislative initiatives which deal with the same topic.

Environment > Noise pollution

Noise pollution

Noise above a certain volume threshold (from 60 Ldn dB(A) according to the European Environment Agency) affects not only wellbeing, but also the health of citizens. On top of the corrective measures applicable to some sources of noise, in 2002 the European Union adopted a Directive setting out a Community approach to the management and evaluation of ambient noise in order to protect public health.


  • Assessment and management of environmental noise
  • Action against noise: Green Paper


  • Motor vehicles with trailers: permissible sound level
  • Noise emission by equipment used outdoors
  • Noise management at EU airports

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