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“A quieter world will be a better and healthier world for all.”

– Quiet Coalition Founder and Chair Dr. Daniel Fink

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A clean, green, serene construction machine?

A clean, green, serene construction machine?

Photo credit: Daniel Fink by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition On my last day of a recent hiking trip in Norway, I took a walk in the old city of Trondheim before heading to the airport. There’s a stature of Leif Erickson on the fjord, to commemorate his...

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‘We know what to do. We lack the will to do it’

‘We know what to do. We lack the will to do it’

Photo credit: Joey Lu by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition A recent BBC report states that traffic noise pollution harms children’s health and development. Traffic noise includes aviation noise, railroad noise and road traffic noise. Traffic noise is the...

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Neighbors: limit use of noisy garden equipment

Neighbors: limit use of noisy garden equipment

Photo credit: Pixabay by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition, and Honorary Chair, Quiet American Skies In this Homes and Gardens article, writer Alex David informs readers that garden power equipment can be noisy and...

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Bronzaft featured on national podcast

Bronzaft featured on national podcast

Photo credit: Pixabay by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition The Quiet Coalition’s and Quiet Communities’ Arline Bronzaft was recently a featured guest on the American Psychological Association podcast. I read the transcript of the podcast but you can listen...

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Noise pollution isn’t just annoying, it’s harmful!

Noise pollution isn’t just annoying, it’s harmful!

Photo credit: Peter Dutton licensed under CC By 2.0 by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition Noise pollution isn’t just annoying, it’s harmful. That’s the headline on a commentary in the Orlando Sentinel by David Vaina, PhD.  We couldn’t agree more. Noise isn’t...

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Summer Break

Photo credit: We are taking a summer break this week.  We hope you have a quiet and peaceful July 4th holiday.  

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“I am seeing a lot more interest and growing awareness about the adverse impacts of noise on health and I hope this will lead to policies that will be focused on noise abatement… Organizations such as Quiet Communities have made an impact on educating people to the dangers of noise and suggesting ways that we can reduce noise pollution.”

– Arline Bronzaft, PhD