Pollution Research Paper

Vol 39, Feb Suppl. Issue, 2020; Page No.(15-19)

NOISE POLLUTION AND ITS IMPACT ON HUMAN HEALTH IN THAILAND: A REVIEW

N. VATTANAPRATEEP

Abstract

Noise pollution has become a major threat to Thailand’s environment in recent years. Not just in Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand, but noise pollution has been spreading throughout the country in all the cities at a rapid rate. With the capital city being the most crowded and holds the greatest number of traffic in comparison with other cities. Even the rural areas have become the target of this alarming threat. Noise pollution is caused mostly by industrial activities and different transportation modes. Thailand is a major hub for industrial and commercial activities, which counts for the huge percentage of noise pollution in the country. Superbikes and bikes are also very common in the country, which is a terrible thing, because they produce loud and sharp noises. Diesel-powered vehicles cause more noise pollution as compared to gasoline powered vehicles. However, in recent times the popularity of electric vehicle (EV), which emits very low noise pollution, has increased among the people of Thailand. Skytrain -BTS and Subway-MRT links in Thailand, which is the only transportation mode that causes the least number of noise pollution. Suvarnabhumi airport produces high levels of noise on a daily basis and people living near the airport are deeply affected by this ruckus and disturbance. The law enforcement agencies are taking major steps to reduce the levels of noise pollution in the country. The government has imposed tax on those who pollute the country, this regulation prevents the people from polluting the country.

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