February 24th, 2021-The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hereby informs the general public that excessive emission of noise is an offence under the Environmental Protection (Noise Management) Regulations (2000). Defaulters can be fined up to $700,000 and face up to one year imprisonment.
As our children engage in virtual classes and many of people continue to work from home, the Agency advises citizens to desist from emitting noise level above the prescribed decibel limits.
Frequent exposure to noise can have serious implications for human health and animals which include but are not limited to:
- Annoyance and poor level of concentration;
- Increased heart rate leading to elevated blood pressure;
- Sleep deprivation;
- Headaches and migraines; and
- Hearing loss.
Contact your local authority and report all matters of noise pollution. Be vigilant and exercise caution as we celebrate. Remember your right to music is not your right to disturb others.