Study of noise pollution in Sulaimani city


A study of noise pollution at six location by the month of Jun 2009 in Sulaimani city of Kurdistan region was conducted; Data on the intensity of noise during two different intervals of time 10 (am) and 17 (pm) were collected using a digital sound level meter with arrange of (34-130) dB. The source of must noise is transportation system, vehicles, car alarms, emergency services sirens, loudspeakers, construction works and noisy people. Because of the direct links between noise and health, the establishment of an agency under the name of Kurdistan Environmental Protection Agency (KEPA) is important for controlling this issue.