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Dangerous Sound Levels

The intensity of sound is called the sound pressure level and is measured in decibels (dB).

Normal conversation is measured at around – 50 -70 dB.
Motorcycle, car, leaf blower, lawn mower – 85 – 90 dB
Chainsaw, firecrackers – 100 – 110dB
Rock concert, disco – 110 – 125db
Pneumatic drill, jet engine at take-off – 119 – 140dB

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