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2020's Biggest Public Health Crisis: Noise Pollution

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Unlike air pollution, noise pollution can't be seen—but it might be just as damaging.
Air Date: 2/25/20
Duration: 19:05
Host: Holly Lucille, RN, ND
Guest Bio: Poppy Szkiler
Screen Shot 2020-02-24 at 6.41.46 PMPoppy Szkiler is a third-generation noise pollution pioneer; her goal is to transform public health and the environment by awarding the quietest technology that creates quieter homes, workplaces and outdoor environments. Poppy’s grandfather, John Connell OBE, was the catalyst for founding Quiet Mark.

Connell created the Noise Abatement Society in 1959 in response to consumer complaints on post-WWII noise levels lingering. He successfully lobbied the Noise Abatement Act through Parliament in 1960, establishing noise as a statutory nuisance for the first time in the UK.

Founded in 2012, Quiet Mark is the world’s only nonprofit organization with a proprietary sound testing program that awards products the Quiet Mark seal of approval across 70+ categories.
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2020's Biggest Public Health Crisis: Noise Pollution
Because they can be clearly seen, air and water pollution get a lot of attention. But, noise pollution can be just as harmful to our bodies and our environment.

Depending on the volume, tone, and frequency, certain sounds can cause heart problems, increase cortisol levels, affect hormone secretion, and push people to a mental breaking point that causes an emotional reaction.  

Noise pollution is a little talked about problem that has been affecting our society for decades. However, Founder and CEO of Quiet Mark, Poppy Szkiler, is working to change that. Quiet Mark works with organizations to develop quieter products that consumers can find to create quieter offices, homes, and outdoor living spaces. 

Listen as Poppy joins Dr. Holly Lucille to discuss Quiet Mark’s solution to noise pollution.