Noise

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Research shows that noise impacts the health of humans, often more than what many people think.
By planning and building in the right way, it is possible to create good buildings without noise.

The most common noise is traffic, that is, roads, railways and flights.
Neighbours and industries also cause noise.

Several authorities have a responsibility for noise in different ways:

Who does what?

The municipality

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is responsible for planning based on the Planning and Building Act.

The county administrative board

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reviews the municipality's planning.

Boverket

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issues regulations and monitors targets.

The Swedish Work Environment Authority

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is responsible for noise in the work environment.

The Public Health Agency of Sweden

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works with health aspects of noise.

The Surgeon General

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counteracts health risks within the defence.

The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management

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works with noise in the aquatic environment.

The Swedish Consumer Agency

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conducts supervision for products.

The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

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provides guidance on the Environmental Code's application.

The Swedish Maritime Administration

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works to minimise the impact of maritime trade.

The Swedish Transport Agency

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examines permits for traffic.

The trade organisation the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, SALAR

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works actively with the noise issue in relation to elected representatives and officials.

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