Standartplast Values. Value 3: Prevention of health problems
Headaches, cardiovascular diseases, hearing loss, stress, anxiety, and sleep disorders - did you know that all these problems can be caused by noise pollution - that urban noise we all got used to and do not even take notice of?
Have you ever noticed that you feel uneasy about silence when you are in the forest, in the mountains, or in the countryside - it comes in on you, you feel anxious for no reason, you feel that something is missing? If your answer is “yes, I have”, we bet you’re a city dweller. We are so used to permanent background noise that the absence of it irritates us. And we often don’t even think how harmful this noise can be.
The damaging influence of noise on human health was proven by various researches. According to Dr David Rojas from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health, “Noise produces a stimulus to the central nervous system and this stimulus releases some hormones. This increases the risk of hypertension, and hypertension has been related with many other cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases like heart attacks and strokes”.
Traffic noise has been recognized as one of the most dangerous types of urban noise. It is known as one of the most significant risk factors for human health in several developed European countries (along with airborne particulate matter, secondhand smoking and radon), and can cause dangerous health conditions including atherosclerosis.
For people who spend significant time behind the wheel yet another problem caused by traffic noise is important - the lack of concentration. Traffic noise is not only distracting as such; trying to get rid of the irritating sounds, drivers make their audio systems louder, and the cumulative impact of noise increases. As a result, a person becomes exposed to stress which he or she, perhaps, doesn’t even notice, but its consequences can be deplorable both in the short term (road accidents caused by fatigue and lack of concentration) and in the long term (various diseases).
Science and technology base of Standartplast helps us to develop the most effective solutions for acoustic comfort inside a vehicle. Our vibration and sound insulating materials help reduce two times the impact of noise and vibration in the passenger compartment, which means that their negative effects will be prevented. Less noise and vibration means less stress and fatigue and more concentration. With our noise insulation you can have a quiet talk with your passengers, listen to music or audiobooks in your car being protected from the penetration of both the external noise and the sound of working engine.
Yet another cherry on the cake of Standartplast sound insulation is the prolongation of the life of the car. The materials of Standartplast have high mechanical loss factor which means that they damp vibration effectively. It is an advantage not only for the driver and the passengers, but also for the vehicle - the less vibration transmitted to the car’s details is, the longer their life is. Our materials do even more to protect the vehicle’s health - they have anti corrosion properties meaning they protect the car from poor weather conditions.
Finally, Standartplast materials are eco-friendly, as well as the process of their production. Manufacturing sites of Standartplast regularly gain certification to European environmental standards. All materials are safe for human health. All new products are tested in our accredited laboratory.
Year by year, thousands of car owners opt for the better quality of life, comfort and the protection of their health and the health of their families. They decide to soundproof their cars with the professional materials of Standartplast. It is time for you to take this step.