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Do we need to reduce our noise footprints?

Forget carbon footprints. Poet Ian McMillan thinks we should all be worrying about reducing our noise footprints. From mobile phones and portable music players, to car alarms and sirens - is modern life simply too noisy?

Matt Prodger goes in search of the sound of silence.

Broadcast on Monday 13 September 2010.

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