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Suddenly, everything went quiet


According to the World Health Organization (WHO), noise is the second largest environmental cause of health problems, just after the impact of air pollution.

Due to the drop in activities (in particular road traffic) during the COVID19 lockdown, many people have started to realize that their cities can be much more breathable, peaceful and quiet.

Like this New York Times report of a remarkable 5 dB drop in sound levels captured in two audio clips recorded last month and last year on the corner of Lafayette and East Fourth Street in New York.

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