"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
Microsoft Power Point presentation [3.8 MB]
Video of Rand Talk
The Bruce McPherson Infrasound and Low Frequency Noise Study
People can experience the debilitating health affects reported by those living near wind turbines within a few minutes of being near them. PubPlished December 14, 2011
"The investigators were surprised to experience the same adverse health symptoms described by
neighbors living at this house and near other large industrial wind turbine sites. The onset of
adverse health effects was swift, within twenty minutes, and persisted for some time after leaving
the study area."
Adverse health effects of industrial wind turbines:
by Michael Nissenbaum MD, Jeff Aramini PhD, Chris Hanning MD
"We conclude that IWT noise at these two sites disrupts the sleep and adversely affects the health of those living nearby. The current ordinances determining setback are inadequate to protect the residents and setbacks of less than 1.5 km must be regarded as unsafe. Further research is needed to determine a safe setback distance and to investigate the mechanisms of causation."
Link to the Nissenbaum study. From Noise and Health, September-October 2012
"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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"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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More from Dr. Salt
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.http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/jul2012/2012-07-12-01.html
Falmouth, Massachusetts Board of Health Meeting-Residents describe their experiences to the Board.
Rural physicians are frequently the first medical practitioners consulted by those reporting
adverse health effects associated with the start up of wind turbine facilities near their
Risk of harm_wind turbines_physician adv[...]
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