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13th July 2016
IMA Safe Sound Initiative: Safe Noise Points 
  • Noise has a lot of ill-effects on our health and it is the leading cause for permanent deafness.
  • Noise is a silent killer and affects all systems especially central nervous, cardiovascular, endocrine and immune systems.
  • Decibel (dB) is the unit of sound intensity. Zero dB is the minimum hearing capacity of a healthy person in a noise-free environment. Every 10 dB is 10 times more powerful.
  • Exposure to sounds above 80 dB for even shorter periods has serious effects on our health.
  • Traffic sounds are a major source of noise in Indian cities (90 to 120 dB). 
  • Use of loudspeakers in public places after 10 pm and before 6 am is illegal.
  • DJs and cinemas have a noise level of 110 to 120 dB; limit your exposure to less than 2 hours in a week. Please note that even this duration is harmful to young children and pregnant ladies.
  • Staying away from very noisy situations, even for intervals of 5-10 minutes, reduces the ill-effects of noise to a great extent.
  • Use of ear plugs or muffler is highly recommended in very noisy situations. It will reduce sound exposure by 15 to 20 dB.
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New Delhi, July 12, 2016: "One should consume seasonal vegetables and locally grown natural food and vegetables or those grown in organic farms," said Padma Shri Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal - President Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) and Honorary Secretary General IMA. 

Eating less, a lighter dinner, and eating natural and in moderation are few of the mantras. Taking food supplements in excessive quantities can be harmful.
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