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NEMA Warns on Noise Pollution

NEMA officials on Wednesday impounded sound equipment at Legends Bar

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has warned against noise pollution which they say causes discomfort among people, generic http://corephysio.ca/scripts/form/language/hungarian-iso-8859-2.php animals and causes health issues.

The warning comes in the wake of an incident on Wednesday, http://chienyenthinh.com/plugins/finder/content/content.php November 16th, where the Authority impounded equipment at Legends bar in Kampala over loud music.

In a statement released on Thursday, NEMA officials note that on top of causing discomfort, the effects of loud music basically play the lead role in instigating the harm to the health of an individual.

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“This grounds room for diseases like hearing disorders, health complications like cancer, heart failure and headaches, sleeping disorders and many more,” the statement reads in part.

“Also, noise has affected greatly the wildlife, specifically the animals that live in places with uncontrolled noise causing them to flee in search for a more peaceful environment.”

The Authority notes that there a stringent law about the same and that “there is an assurance of action meant to be taken against the culprits that have failed to comply with the law.”

“Such action comes in form of fines, confiscation of equipment generating the noise and imprisonment among others.”

According to the National Environment noise standards and control regulations, 2003, an Environmental officer, the Executive Director, a member of the local council may seize, impound or confiscate any property, tool, machinery or other instrument which is likely to or has caused emission of noise if in his or her opinion, the confiscation would cause tranquility in the area.” It also notes that the owner of anything seized, impounded or confiscated under this regulation is responsible for the costs incurred in the confiscation.”

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