How Annoying is Noise from Wind Turbines?


A size comparison of wind turbines

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Health Effects and Wind Turbines: A Review of the Literature (23 page pdf, Loren D Knopper & Christopher A Ollson, Environmental Health, Sep. 14, 2011)

Today we examine the results of an extensive literature review about the possible health effects from wind turbine noise, a relevant topic for many who live in cities adjacent to developing wind farms, especially in the province of Ontario in Canada where incentives are in place to encourage wind energy. The results of the review indicate no physical health effect although wind turbines annoy some people merely because of their visibility. The degree of acceptance of this annoyance becomes a factor in the decision for politicians to allow wind turbines and not a challenge for physicians.

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