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New US/UK/Ontario Epidemiological Health Study confirms negative effects of noise from Industrial Wind Turbines

Effects of Industrial Wind Turbine Noise on Sleep and Health

October 2012

Introduction

Environmental noise is emerging as one of the major public health concerns of the twenty-first centry.  The drive to ‘renewable’, low-carbon energy sources, has resulted in Industrial Wind Turbines (IWTs) being sited closer to homes in traditionally quiet rural areas to reduce transmission losses and costs.  Increasing numbers of complaints about sleep disturbance and adverse health effects have been documented, while industry and government reviews have argued that the effects are trivial and that current guidance is adequate to protect the residents.  We undertook an epidemiological study to investigate the relationship between the reported adverse health effects and IWTs among residents of two rural communities.

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