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Bloomberg targets too-loud earbuds

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The latest health initiative being pushed by the Bloomberg administration is a social media campaign aimed at young people who listen to music too loudly using earbuds.

With the proliferation of personal music players, New Yorkers are often seen on the streets and subways wearing the hearing devices.

The risk of hearing loss by many people using earbuds is a real problem.

An iPod can reach 115 decibels when only 85 decibels is safe, reported the NY Post.

The paper also cites a statistic from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey that found hearing loss skyrocketed 30 percent about teens between 1988-2006.

Bloomberg has cracked down on smoking, junk food, trans fats, salt and super-sized drinks often with heavy criticism.

 

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