The communication industry has helped to boost the economy of most nation as well as improve on the standard of living but the hazards are still frightening to many. This paper looks at the sound related hazards by taking the noise survey and comparing with the health hazards. Four base stations were selected for the study and these include Mile 1, Mile 3, Garrison and Rumuokoro. The noise source were traceable to the generators, transformers, traffic, flux, sparks and electromagnetic sources. The peak noise level were found to be 76.8dBA for mile 1, 80.0dBA for mile 3, 79.7dBA for Garrison and 79.9dBA for Rumuokoro. Statistically, there is no significant difference in the noise level of the four base stations, aggravated by motor traffic, commercial and cottage industries noise sources. The Health index from WHO is that the noise level is at a hazardous spectra and will require community protection from the low frequencies, noise source. On the compliment, some rural communication mask shows average noise level of 65dBA +2 which implies improved technology. This study recommends the use of fuse lightening arresters, Earthing, protective relay, sound proof and circuit breakers where applicable to enhance safety.
NTE F.U , Eze C. , Goodnews T. "SOUND HAZARD SURVEY OF TELECOMMUNICATION MAST IN PORT HARCOURT METROPOLIS, NIGERIA" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 2 Issue 10 2019 Page 80-86
NTE F.U , Eze C. , Goodnews T. "SOUND HAZARD SURVEY OF TELECOMMUNICATION MAST IN PORT HARCOURT METROPOLIS, NIGERIA" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 2(10)