For an International Day of Silence

Author: Dr Luján Comas
Everyone has access to silence, regardless of age, sex, race, religion, wealth and culture. Even though, we all have the capacity to access it, it is true we are all more comfortable around noise. Acoustic pollution can really alter our health, modifying the blood pressure and cardiac frequency, causing headache, alterations of the ear and of our sleep. But it also alters us psychologically, since it produces nervousness, irascibility, anxiety, crisis of anguish, etc. In short, noise surrounds us constantly in our daily lives.