The AP’s John Sonmez explores how loud noise and noise pollution impacts people’s health, and how the government should be using noise to combat it.
By John Sonmesz, Associated PressA few weeks ago, a woman walking with her two children in the middle of the night stumbled into a park.
She had a hard time hearing the people around her.
“I was so surprised when I walked into the park and saw the people there.
I was really upset,” she said.
“There were a lot of them walking on the grass and looking at me.
They were so shocked.”
She said she didn’t know why people were walking on their own in the park, but it was just as disturbing that she had to hear people talking loudly and clearly in her ear.
“It made me feel very uncomfortable.
It was hard for me to understand what was happening, what was going on,” she recalled.
“I think that we have to be careful about how loud we are talking.”
The New York City Department of Health has proposed new rules that would make noise pollution a priority in the city, and in a public hearing Tuesday, the department’s director, Dr. Peter Katz, said noise pollution is the number one public health concern in New York, and is a leading cause of asthma in the United States.
The proposed rules are the first step in implementing the city’s new policy.
The new rules will take effect July 1.
But it wasn’t always like this.
In 2012, the AP and The New York Times were among the first to report on a growing trend among some New Yorkers to keep their own noise levels to a minimum.
The story began when New Yorkers who lived in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island were finding that their noise levels were causing problems with their breathing.
New York state and the city of New York have a law that prohibits people from making noise that exceeds the “sound level limit” for the building or property.
That limit is 30 decibels, or about 10 decibells, above a person’s normal human hearing range.
But in the months following the AP story, many New Yorkers continued to keep noise levels below 30 decibel, or at least reduce it.
New Yorkers are also allowed to be heard at public events, concerts and other public places.
In the AP’s analysis, we found that noise pollution has increased over the past five years among people in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, even as people’s levels of exposure to noise decreased.
The AP’s review of the data from the five states and the District of Columbia found that people living in New England were at higher risk of hearing loss from noise pollution, while people living near New York or New Jersey were at risk of breathing problems from noise.
New York City has one of the highest levels of noise pollution in the country, and residents in those areas are often the ones making the noise, according to data collected by the Environmental Protection Agency.
New Jersey’s residents were also the ones least likely to reduce their noise to a safe level.
The AP looked at data from 2006 through 2010 and found that New York residents made the second highest noise pollution rate among the states in the U.S., with noise pollution making up 10 percent of all pollution in New Mexico and 13 percent in New Hampshire.
New Jersey residents in Connecticut, New Hampshire and New York made the third, fourth and fifth highest noise-pollution rates in the nation, with New York the state with the worst pollution.
New Yorkers living in the Northeast were at the top of the list for noise pollution because of their proximity to other cities.
The pollution is particularly harmful in places like Philadelphia, Boston and Washington, D.C., where residents are exposed to a lot more noise than other people.
Noise pollution was also the second-most-polluted city in the Southwest, according the AP analysis.
The Northeast was home to the most noise pollution of any region, behind the Northeast and South.
A new study released Tuesday by the American Academy of Actuaries found that pollution levels in New Yorkers’ homes increased by 50 percent between 2010 and 2015, even though residents were only allowed to keep quiet for 15 minutes a day.
The findings were based on data collected between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015.
Researchers analyzed data from more than 9,000 census tracts in New Orleans and five states, including New York.
They found that the percentage of people in the New Orleans census tract who had a noisy home rose from 3.6 percent in 2010 to 12.9 percent in 2015.
Residents in the South also increased in their noise-related pollution rates, from 5.5 percent in 2009 to 9.3 percent in 2014.
The highest rates were found in the Bronx and Queens, where noise pollution was the second most common type of pollution.
The researchers also found that residents of the three states with the highest rates of noise-damaging pollution were in the cities of New Orleans, Philadelphia and Boston.
The research also