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Turn Down the Volume

Pollution doesn't just apply to things you can see or touch--It also applies to things you can hear. Exposure to noise pollution can be very stressful, causing you to lose your concentration and, oftentimes, your temper! Do your part to turn down the volume with these tips: Keep your cellphone ring at the minimum level you need to hear it; Lower your voice when talking in public spaces, especially if you're near a colleague's cubicle or office; If you listen to music at your desk, use headphones; and if you must listen to a radio or stereo in a public place, turn down your bass levels--bass travels easily through walls and doors.