Is cutting out noise the answer to a stress-free life?
It is everywhere - noise that is! The World Health Organization has called noise pollution the second biggest environmental issue after air pollution, and for good reason. Exposure to unwanted sound is detrimental to our learning, health recovery, and mental and physical wellbeing. None of this would come as a surprise to the late John Connell.
Mr. Connell died in 1998, but today, his granddaughter, Poppy Szkiler, carries on his crusade to bring some peace and quiet to England, and to the world at large. She fights noise pollution wherever she finds it - in the office, on the street and at home.
She speaks to Michael about our need for the "sounds of silence" in this age of too much noise.
*If you find that loud music in restaurants ruins your dining experience, you can listen to Frank Faulk's documentary "Keeping It Down". It first aired on The Sunday Edition April 5, 2013.