"It is important to recognize that night-time ambient noise levels in rural areas are often 35dB or lower; so, it is not that hard for wind farms to become a new and dominant acoustic presence."
AEI Wind Turbine Noise FactSheet-1.pdf
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Robert W. Rand, INCE
Slide Show of the Shelburne Falls presentation. March 3, 2012
Rand Presentation 20120303.pps
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Video of Rand Talk
"I write with a number of suggestions for consideration by the CEC as it plans the upcoming study of the acoustics of operating wind turbines in Massachusetts."
Letter to CEC on Turbine testing-9-14-12[...]
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Canada to Study Noise From Turbines
Health Canada is working with Statistics Canada and other external experts possessing expertise in areas including noise, health assessment, clinical medicine and epidemiology, to design a research study that will explore the relationship between wind turbine noise and the extent of health effects reported by, and objectively measured in, those living near wind power developments. The design methodology will be peer-reviewed by the World Health Organization as well as multidisciplinary experts in conference settings.
"We conclude that the physiological effects of low-frequency sounds are more complex than is widely appreciated." Alec N. Salt, Washington University School of Medicine
wind infrasound salt 2012.pdf
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