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How wind turbines can affect your health – from the Council of Canadian Academies

Very relevant to the Rangitikei with Project Central Wind … to read more that project go here. For further links to articles go to ‘categories’ on the main page or check out  the Health Effects of Wind Turbines page. 

RECENT RESEARCH:

Expert Panel finds that annoyance can be caused by wind turbine noise — a clear adverse health effect

Ottawa (April 9, 2015) – A new expert panel report, Understanding the Evidence: Wind Turbine Noise, released today by the Council of Canadian Academies provides an in-depth examination of 32 potential adverse health effects linked to wind turbine noise….

The Panel’s report stresses that, given the nature of the sound produced by wind turbines and the limited quality of available evidence, the health impacts of wind turbine noise cannot be comprehensively assessed and further information and study are required.

The Panel outlined 11 main findings discussed in the full report. Some findings include:

1. The evidence is sufficient to establish a causal relationship between exposure to wind turbine noise and annoyance.

2. There is limited evidence to establish a causal relationship between exposure to wind turbine noise and sleep disturbance.

3. The evidence suggests a lack of causality between exposure to wind turbine noise and hearing loss.

4. For all other health effects considered (fatigue, tinnitus, vertigo, nausea, dizziness, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, etc.), the evidence was inadequate to come to any conclusion about the presence or absence of a causal relationship with exposure to wind turbine noise.

5. Technological development is unlikely to resolve, in the short term, the current issues related to perceived adverse health effects of wind turbine noise.

6. Impact assessments and community engagement provide communities with greater knowledge and control over wind energy projects and therefore help limit annoyance.

Read More: http://www.scienceadvice.ca/en/news.aspx?id=146

Can Humans Really Hear the Infrasound Generated by Wind Turbines and Smart Meters?

Do Wind Turbines Really Cause Health Problems?

“Health effects due to low-frequency components in noise are estimated to be more severe than for community noises in general” – World Health Organization [1] 

Copy of Genesis-_Smart-Meter_-1bHere we have more on the ongoing debate over the health effects of both Smart (aka Advanced) Meters and wind turbines. A quick search on Youtube will reveal plentiful testimonies by people who live next to wind turbines or have Smart Meters installed near where they sleep or work, who experience health effects. They include sleep disturbance, headaches, tinnitus, ear pressure, dizziness, vertigo, nausea, visual blurring, tachycardia, irritability and problems with concentration and memory to name a few.

Wind turbines generate a broad spectrum of noise including low frequency noise and infrasound which may be audible or inaudible. [2][3], [4],  [5]

This article comes from dtesmartmeter blogspot  The industries to do with Radio Frequencies and the radiation

they produce are reluctant to acknowledge any detrimental effects experienced by sane people who live with these technologies at close hand. People caught in the unfortunate position of having them imposed nearby after they have built their homes, are in a very difficult place. Their homes have dropped in value (because nobody chooses to live next to wind farms) so selling and relocating is no longer the simple option it once was. Read more on the effects as researched in a newly released German study:

wind-farm-538576_1280“Even though the American Wind Energy Association has acknowledged the health effects wind turbines can cause, people who claim they can hear sounds generated by wind turbines and smart meters are generally dismissed as crazy, hypochondriacal, or overanxious. A just-released German scientific study now provides proof that humans can hear sounds that were formerly assumed to be outside the range of human hearing. Every person who participated in the study, in which all extraneous noise was removed, was able to perceive the sounds. For some, it wasn’t that they “heard” something acoustically, but that they perceived it in some other way. The scientists also discovered that the perception of these sounds stimulated areas of the brain involved in emotion, which indicates that the brain is perceiving the sound as a potential danger…”

Read more: http://dtesmartmeter.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/can-humans-really-hear-infrasound.html?spref=fb