European Journal of Environment and Public Health

Assessment of Noise Levels in Primary and Secondary Schools in Nnewi, Anambra State
Ogochukwu M. T. B. Ochiabuto 1, Isaiah C. Abonyi 2, Rebecca N. Ofili 2, Onyinye S. Obiagwu 2, Alison O. Ede 2 * , Monique Okeke 2, Peter M. Eze 2
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1 Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi campus, Anambra State, NIGERIA
2 Department of Environmental Health Science, Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi campus, Anambra State, NIGERIA
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European Journal of Environment and Public Health, 2021 - Volume 5 Issue 1, Article No: em0054
https://doi.org/10.29333/ejeph/8425

Published Online: 30 Jul 2020

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Reference: Ochiabuto, O. M. T. B., Abonyi, I. C., Ofili, R. N., Obiagwu, O. S., Ede, A. O., Okeke, M., & Eze, P. M. (2021). Assessment of Noise Levels in Primary and Secondary Schools in Nnewi, Anambra State. European Journal of Environment and Public Health, 5(1), em0054. https://doi.org/10.29333/ejeph/8425
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Reference: Ochiabuto, O. M. T. B., Abonyi, I. C., Ofili, R. N., Obiagwu, O. S., Ede, A. O., Okeke, M., and Eze, P. M. (2021). Assessment of Noise Levels in Primary and Secondary Schools in Nnewi, Anambra State. European Journal of Environment and Public Health, 5(1), em0054. https://doi.org/10.29333/ejeph/8425
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ABSTRACT
This study was conducted basically to evaluate the noise dB(A) levels in primary and secondary schools within Otolo area of Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria. A total of eight (8) randomly selected schools (four primary and four secondary schools) were assessed. Noise levels in the classrooms and school playgrounds of the schools were measured using a factory-calibrated sound level meter. Results of this study revealed that the noise levels of classrooms and playgrounds of the schools selected for this study were in the range of 78-92 dB(A) and 61-97 dB(A) respectively. These levels were significantly above the World Health Organization’s recommended classroom and outdoor/playground noise levels. This study creates awareness on the implications of noise in schools and learning centers, and also promotes a simple method for regular assessment of the noise levels in these environments.
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