Health Protection Criteria for Airborne Infrasound Exposure: An International Comparison

  • Fabio Lo CastroEmail author
  • Sergio Iarossi
  • Massimiliano De Luca
  • Maria Patrizia Orlando
  • Claudia Giliberti
  • Raffaele Mariconte
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1204)


Noise risk in the audible frequencies in the range 20 Hz ÷ 20 kHz is well defined at international level, but in the infrasound region just below 20 Hz, there is not an unique criteria and international agreement to define the infrasound risk. This study is aimed to analyze and compare different country legislations, standards and guidelines issued by international organizations in order to provide a review, pointing out positive features and limitations, as well as perspectives for further development.


Infrasound Noise risk Airborne infrasound Legislation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fabio Lo Castro
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sergio Iarossi
    • 1
  • Massimiliano De Luca
    • 1
  • Maria Patrizia Orlando
    • 1
    • 2
  • Claudia Giliberti
    • 3
  • Raffaele Mariconte
    • 3
  1. 1.CNR-INM – Sect. of Acoustics and Sensors O.M. CorbinoRomeItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento Organi di SensoUniversità Sapienza RomeRomeItaly
  3. 3.INAIL, Dipartimento Innovazioni Tecnologiche e Sicurezza Degli Impianti, Prodotti ed Insediamenti AntropiciRomeItaly

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