A summary of peer reviewed articles their abstracts and citations 
regarding adverse health effects and industrial wind turbines

Industrial Wind Turbines and Health: Wind Turbines Can Harm Humans if too Close to Residents

Contrary to what the wind industry and our government would like the public to believe there are many up to date peer reviewed and published articles on adverse health effects related to industrial scale wind energy projects that are situated too close to our homes. 

The following are just a few of the articles that are available. It is important that our government representatives recognize the years of work and research that professionals in the health and engineering field have been doing related to industrial wind energy issues.

To continue to ignore these dedicated researchers and experts speaks to the ongoing negligence and lack of  care and due diligence for the people of rural Ontario and of the world who are suffering.

Industrial Wind Turbines and Health: 
Wind Turbines Can Harm Humans if too close to Residents

63 peer reviewed articles and conference papers, abstracts and other 
citations, regarding impairment of health in general and relating to industrial wind turbines

Compiled by Carmen Krogh, BScPharm 
April 2015

# 63
Ambrose, Stephen E.; Rand, Robert W.; and Krogh, Carmen M. E. 
Wind Turbine Acoustic Investigation: Infrasound and Low-Frequency Noise 
A Case Study DOI: 10.1177/0270467612455734 
Bulletin of Science Technology & Society published online 17 August 2012 
Wind turbines produce sound that is capable of disturbing local residents and is reported to cause 
annoyance, sleep disturbance, and other health-related impacts. An acoustical study was conducted to 
investigate the presence of infrasonic and low-frequency noise emissions from wind turbines located 
in Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA. During the study, the investigating acousticians experienced 
adverse health effects consistent with those reported by some Falmouth residents. The authors 
conclude that wind turbine acoustic energy was found to be greater than or uniquely distinguishable 
from the ambient background levels and capable of exceeding human detection thresholds. The 
authors emphasize the need for epidemiological and laboratory research by health professionals and 
acousticians concerned with public health and well-being to develop effective and precautionary 
setback distances for industrial wind turbines that protect residents from wind turbine sound.

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Index of titles

63 - Wind Turbine Acoustic Investigation: Infrasound and Low-Frequency Noise
62 - Association between Wind Turbines and Human Distress.
61 - Impact of wind turbine sound on annoyance, self-reported sleep disturbance and psychological distress
60 - ICBEN review of research on the biological effects of noise 2011-2014
59 - Sleep disturbances and suicide risk: A review of the literature.
58 - The Noise from Wind Turbines: Potential Adverse Impacts on Children's Well-Being
57 - Infrasound from wind turbines: An overlooked health hazard
56 - Wind turbine syndrome: fact or fiction? Review Article
55 - Wind Turbine Noise
54 - Wind Turbines Make Waves: Why Some Residents Near Wind Turbines Become Ill
53 - Editorial: Wind turbine noise
52 - Literature Reviews on Wind Turbines and Health : Are They Enough?
51 - Wind Turbine Infra and Low-Frequency Sound: Warnings Signs That Were Not Heard
50 - Industrial wind turbines and adverse health effects
49 - Adverse health effects of industrial wind turbines (Commentary)
48 - Adverse health effects of industrial wind turbines (Letter to the Editor)
47 - Industrial Wind Turbine Development and Loss of Social Justice?
46 - WindVOiCe, a Self-Reporting Survey: Adverse Health Effects, Industrial Wind Turbines, and the Need for Vigilance Monitoring
45 - Diagnostic criteria for adverse health effects in the environs of wind turbines
44 - Toward a Case Definition of Adverse Health Effects in the Environs of Industrial Wind Turbines: Facilitating a Clinical Diagnosis
43 - Low-frequency sound affects active micromechanics in the human inner ear.
42 - Effects of insufficient sleep on circadian rhythmicity and expression amplitude of the human blood transcriptome
41 - Low-frequency noise from large wind turbines
40 - Cardiovascular effects of environmental noise exposure
39 - Effects of industrial wind turbine noise on sleep and health
38 - Infrasound, human health, and adaptation: an integrative overview of recondite hazards in a complex environment Nat Hazards
37 - Properly Interpreting the Epidemiologic Evidence About the Health Effects of Industrial Wind Turbines on Nearby Residents
36 - Wind-Turbine Noise What Audiologists Should Know
35 - Occupational Health and Industrial Wind Turbines: A Case Study
34 - Responses of the ear to low frequency sounds, infrasound and wind turbines
33 - Infrasound From Wind Turbines Could Affect Humans
32 - A theory to explain some physiological effects of the infrasonic emissions at some wind farm sites
31 - Wind Turbines A Different Breed of Noise?
30 - Public Health Ethics, Legitimacy, and the Challenges of Industrial Wind Turbines: The Case of Ontario
29 - Do Quiet Areas Afford Greater Health-Related Quality of Life than Noisy Areas?
28 - Noise: Windfarms (2012)
27 - Mitigating the Acoustic Impacts of Modern Technologies: Acoustic, Health, and Psychosocial Factors Informing Wind Farm Placement
26 - Evaluating the impact of wind turbine noise on health related quality of life
25 - Quiet as an Environmental Value: A Contrast between Two Legislative Approaches
24 - The Problems With ''Noise Numbers'' for Wind Farm Noise Assessment
23 - The Results of an Acoustical Testing Program Cape Bridgewater Wind Farm
22 - Autism and the effect of introducing a new noise source into quiet rural communities: risk factor from industrial wind power generation
21 - How Does Wind Turbine Noise Affect People?
20 - A Cooperative Measurement Survey and Analysis of Low Frequency and Infrasound at the Shirley Wind Farm in Brown County, Wisconsin
19 - Health Canada and Wind Turbines: Too little too late?
18 - Correlation between people perception of noise from large wind turbines and measured noise levels
17 - Relevance and applicability of the Soundscape concept to physiological or behavioural effects caused by noise at very low frequencies which may not be audible
16 - Wind Turbine Facilities’ Perception: A Case Study from Canada
15 - Audit report: literature reviews on wind turbine noise and health
14 - Noise and Children’s Risk Factors including Industrial Wind Energy Facilities
13 - Trading off human health: Wind turbine noise and government policy
12 - Wind turbines can harm humans: a case study
11 - Wind turbine noise perception, pathways and effects: a case study
10 - Annoyance can represent a serious degradation of health: wind turbine noise a case study
9 - Special Noise Character in Noise from Wind Farms
8 - Investigating the impacts of wind turbine noise on quality of life in the Australian context: A case study approach
7 - Responses of the Inner Ear to Infrasound
6 - Perception-based protection from low-frequency sounds may not be enough
5 - Can wind turbine sound that is below the threshold of hearing be heard?
4 - Wind turbine noise and health-related quality of life of nearby residents: a cross sectional study in New Zealand
3 - Numerical simulation of infrasound perception, with reference to prior reported laboratory effects
2 - The Relevance of the Precautionary Principle to wind farm noise planning
1 - Propagation thresholds and measurement of infrasound to establish separation distances from wind farm turbines to residences


Doug Jones
08/01/2015 7:41pm

Excellent resource. Is there a version of this index that is hyperlinked to each of the respective titles.

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