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Noise Evaluation in the Commercial Center of Santa Cruz / RN

Author(s): Ananília Regina Silva Cavalcante | Camila Maria Medeiros de Araújo | Cláudio Rudgere Silva | Hugo Gimenez Alves de Morais | Leana da Silva Melo | João Octávio Sales Passos | Dimitri Taurino Guedes | Geraldo Barroso Junior | Dany Geraldo Kramer Cavalcanti e Silva

Journal: Engenharia Ambiental : Pesquisa e Tecnologia
ISSN 1678-2178

Volume: 7;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 222;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: noise pollution | trade | Santa Cruz/RN.

The modern cities are characterized, mostly, by excessive concentration of trade and services in central areas, a fact that contributes to many problems, including noise pollution, which resulting in inconvenience and health problems to the population. This study aimed to analyze the level noise in the center of the city of Santa Cruz / RN. Were analyzed 15 spots on the main streets of the city during morning and Verpertine for two weeks, with the analyzer the Multi-Role Model THDL - 400, with INTERVAL of 40 minutes between measurements. It was observed that most points had noise levels above 70 decibels during the period. Therefore, above 65dB, the proposed legislation, requiring increased supervisory processes and environmental education.
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