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The impact of transport on health

Presented by Chiara


1. The public transports

2. Consequences

3. Health consequences

4. Solutions

5. Conclusion

The public transports

Types of public transport :

  • Buses
  • Subways
  • Light rails
  • Flights

Transports facilitates : employment, education, markets, recreation and other services.

the public transports and the consequences

  • Noise, pollution and accidents causes excessive cost, diseases, trauma, death and damage to mental health and social relationships

health consequences

Organs, nervous system and blood that are affected.

They cause respiratory problems, heart attacks, asthma, anxiety, dizziness and fatigue.

the public transports and the consequences

- Environment (energy consumption, greenhouse gases, etc…),
- Health (obesity, fatigue, noise pollution, "increased lung diseases, etc.),
- Quality of life (stress, lost time, etc.),
- Budget (fuel bill, bus card, train, plane ticket, etc.).

health consequences

Noise : sleep disturbances, which have adverse health effects.

Long-term exposure : increased blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.

125 millions Europeans (one in four) are exposed to road noise levels exceeding 55 decibels.

health consequences

Noise pollution for 20 million Europeans.

Sleep disturbances for 8 million Europeans.
43,000 hospital admissions.
10,000 premature deaths.

More than 8,000 people in Europe suffer from reading disorders as a result of exposure to high noise levels.


Active transport is an effective alternative to reducing physical inactivity.

Cycling and walking : healthy,quiet and non-polluting modes of transportation.

• More energy and less stress. (Cycling or walking)
• Less exposure to pollutants.
• Less obesity and disease.


To conclude, transport has a great impact on health, but many solutions are implemented and put in place to fight against this.

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