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Peer-reviewed articles regarding adverse health effects of industrial wind turbines  

Author:  | Health

Wind turbine noise seems to affect health adversely; an independent review of evidence is needed
Hanning and Evans, BMJ 2012;344:e1527 (Published 8 March 2012)

Wind farms, communities and ecosystems: Special issue of Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, October 2011, 31(5)

  • Occupational Health and Industrial Wind Turbines: A Case Study – Rand, Ambrose, and Krogh
  • A Review of the Current Evidence Regarding Industrial Wind Turbines and Property Values From a Homeowner’s Perspective – Gulden
  • Omitted Costs, Inflated Benefits: Renewable Energy Policy in Ontario – Gallant and Fox
  • Birds and Bird Habitat: What Are the Risks From Industrial Wind Turbine Exposure? – Sprague, Harrington, and Krogh
  • Mitigating the Acoustic Impacts of Modern Technologies: Acoustic, Health, and Psychosocial Factors Informing Wind Farm Placement – Shepherd and Billington
  • Literature Reviews on Wind Turbines and Health: Are They Enough? – Horner, Jeffery, and Krogh
  • Wind Turbines Make Waves: Why Some Residents Near Wind Turbines Become Ill – Havas and Colling

Evaluating the impact of wind turbine noise on health-related quality of life
Shepherd, McBride, Welch, Dirks, and Hill, Noise & Health, September-October 2011, 13:54,333-9

Wind turbine noise and health: Special issue
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, August 2011, 31(4)

  • Wind Turbine Noise – Harrison
  • The Problems With “Noise Numbers” for Wind Farm Noise Assessment – Thorne
  • The Noise From Wind Turbines: Potential Adverse Impacts on Children’s Well-Being – Bronzaft
  • Infrasound From Wind Turbines Could Affect Humans – Salt and Kaltenbach
  • Properly Interpreting the Epidemiologic Evidence About the Health Effects of Industrial Wind Turbines on Nearby Residents – Phillips
  • Toward a Case Definition of Adverse Health Effects in the Environs of Industrial Wind Turbines: Facilitating a Clinical Diagnosis – McMurtry
  • Industrial Wind Turbine Development and Loss of Social Justice? – Krogh
  • WindVOiCe, a Self-Reporting Survey: Adverse Health Effects, Industrial Wind Turbines, and the Need for Vigilance Monitoring – Krogh, Gillis, Kouwen, and Aramini
  • Public Health Ethics, Legitimacy, and the Challenges of Industrial Wind Turbines: The Case of Ontario, Canada – Shain

Low-frequency noise from large wind turbines
Møller and Pedersen, Journal of the Acoustic Society of America, Volume 129, Issue 6, pp. 3727-3744 (2011)

Responses of the ear to low frequency sounds, infrasound and wind turbines
Salt and Hullar, Hearing Research, 2010 Sep 1;268(1-2):12-21

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