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Unless indicated otherwise, documents presented here are not the product of nor are they necessarily endorsed by National Wind Watch. These resource documents are shared here to assist anyone wishing to research the issue of industrial wind power and the impacts of its development. The information should be evaluated by each reader to come to their own conclusions about the many areas of debate. • The copyrights reside with the sources indicated. As part of its noncommercial educational effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations.

Date added:  July 27, 2023
Environment, Health, U.K., Videos, WildlifePrint storyE-mail story

Bisphenol A Pollution from Wind Turbines

Author:  Smith, Tim

What is Bisphenol A? Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical produced in large quantities for use primarily in the production of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. “Bisphenol A is the most toxic substance we know’ —Swedish Environmental Protection Agency New EU Hazard Classes 2023 • Endocrine disruption for human health • Very persistent, very bioaccumulative • Endocrine disruption for the environment • Very persistent, very mobile Avoid release to the environment! A different process takes place on the trailing edge . . .

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Date added:  June 15, 2023
Australia, Health, Law, Noise, WildlifePrint storyE-mail story

Educating the Lawyers Series

Author:  Wind Farm Living

These concise pamphlets were compiled by Wind Farm Living in Victoria, Australia. 0 The Battle of Armageddon 1 The Bald Hills Precedent 2 The Problems with Wind Turbines 3 Turbine Sickness 4 Loss of Amenity Is a Real Thing 5 Learnings from Bald Hills – The 4 Important Steps 6 Step 1 Gathering the Evidence 6 Step 2 Documenting the Evidence 8 The Bald Hills Boys Are Now the Law 9 Noise Compliance Is a Furphy 10 Data Points Are . . .

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Date added:  April 15, 2023
Health, NoisePrint storyE-mail story

Infrasound and its impact on people

Author:  Voskoboinick, Volodymyr

«Wind energy installations … generate acoustic waves and vibrations in the infrasound range. Research results have shown that this infrasound radiation has a significant impact on the environment, worsens ecology and has negative consequences for the health of living beings and, in particular, people who live and work near industrial wind turbines. Effects such as emotional/psychological disorders and sleep disturbances/failures, headaches, fatigue, decreased concentration and impact on quality of life are caused by local residence of wind energy facilities.» Volodymyr . . .

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Date added:  October 15, 2022
Health, NoisePrint storyE-mail story

Pre-Sleep Cognitive Arousal and Sleep Misperception

Author:  Sharman, Rachel; et al.

Pre-Sleep Cognitive Arousal Is Negatively Associated with Sleep Misperception in Healthy Sleepers during Habitual Environmental Noise Exposure: An Actigraphy Study Abstract – Specific noises (e.g., traffic or wind turbines) can disrupt sleep and potentially cause a mismatch between subjective sleep and objective sleep (i.e., “sleep misperception”). Some individuals are likely to be more vulnerable than others to noise-related sleep disturbances, potentially as a result of increased pre-sleep cognitive arousal. The aim of the present study was to examine the relationships between . . .

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