Links to some articles about noise pollution and health issues
A powerful and moving account by Jenny regarding the construction and operation of Dalswinton wind farm near Dumfries. Click here to listen.
An article in the Donegal Daily about “Wind Turbine Syndrome” and the distance at which noise from turbines can travel.
An article in the Telegraph about noise, this time in the Highlands, where a wind farm was ordered to shut down temporarily and take measures to mitigate noise levels. This sets a precedent in Scotland, and demonstrates that developers will suffer financially if they do not plan ahead adequately to minimise noise.
An online article about life looking out on the turbines of Hadyard Hill, the windfarm above Barr.
CATS Submission Annex 2: David_Baldwin_submission(1): A PDF, found online, representing a submission on the question of noise by David Baldwin of Barr, in regard to Hadyard Hill. Both this and the previous article about Hadyard Hill highlight the difficulty of predicting noise in a confined valley topography.
A video about noise and flicker suffered by David Baldwin, neighbour of the Hadyard Hill windfarm:
Impact on Human health: http://globalwindenergyimpact.com/
Article on possible health issues: Mail Online
Submission to the House of Lords from a couple in Lincolnshire:
Jane & Julian Davis – submission to House of Lords Select Committee 2008
Davis submission – appendix 1 – property values
Davis submission -appendix 2 – noise & shadow flicker
Links to two pages on wind turbine health concerns in Australia
The European Platform against windfarms: www.epaw.org/documents.php?lang=en&article=ns53
The following link is to YouTube video of evidence given by an epidemiologist testifying on wind turbine health effects. Click here to watch.
This YouTube video gives details of wind turbine syndrome experienced by a couple in Oregon. Click here to watch.
Again an American video which deals with noise issues plus the visual impact in a scenic area. One of the speakers is a farmer’s son who initially thought wind power was a good thing and welcomed the turbines being built near his parent’s farm. Click here to view.
The May 2013 edition of the ‘Canadian Family Physician’ journal warns that family doctors can expect to see increasing numbers of rural patients reporting adverse effects from exposure to industrial wind turbines (IWTs). The suggestion is that they should be in a position to recognise the ailments and provide an empathetic response. In addition, their contributions to clinical studies are required to clarify the relationship between IWT exposure and human health and to help shape regulations that will protect physical, mental, and social well-being.
A link to the full article can be found here.