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The noise is present in all our daily activities. Any work that carry out generates a volume of acoustic pollution that launch to the world and that, of isolated way or joined to other types of noise, causes a series of damages in the humans.
Thus, the Spanish Society of Acoustics (WAS) created, does already 15 years, the International Day of Awareness on the noise, a planned day for reflexionar, in the first place, on the acoustic pollution and the damages to which the citizens see us subjected in our day in day out, and second, to promote the care of the acoustic environingingment and the awareness on the damages that generate the noises.
The Wednesday 25 April is the day chosen this year to join voices against this type of pollution. It WAS it it has summoned numerous acts of awareness especially allocated to the childish and juvenile populations, that in cientos of school centres will star acts of support to the acoustic environingingment. To finalise, all they will keep ‘60 seconds of Silence' to perceive the audible environingingment that surrounds them.