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Bloomberg wants young people to turn down volume on earphones in latest health crusade

Posted: 5:07 PM, Mar 06, 2013
Updated: 2013-03-06 19:59:36-05

Here’s a shocker: Mayor Michael Bloomberg has some thoughts on your health.

This time, he wants young people to turn down the volume on their music players.

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The New York Post reports that the health-crusading mayor is about to launch a $250,000 Hearing Loss Prevention Media Campaign to warn young people about hearing damage caused by listening to music on personal MP3 players at a high volume. The campaign is being funded through a grant from The Fund for Public Health, the Health Department’s fundraising arm.

Bloomberg — who has already cracked down on super-sized sugary drinks, smoking in bars and noise levels at construction sites and nightclubs — hopes to target teens and young adults through Facebook, Twitter and focus group interviews.