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Resource Documents: Prince Edward Island (5 items)
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Derivation and application of a composite annoyance reaction construct based on multiple wind turbine features
Author: Michaud, David; et al.
Abstract – Objectives: Noise emissions from wind turbines are one of multiple wind turbine features capable of generating annoyance that ranges in magnitude from not at all annoyed to extremely annoyed. No analysis to date can simultaneously reflect the change in all magnitudes of annoyance toward multiple wind turbine features. The primary objective in this study was to use principal component analysis (PCA) to provide a single construct for overall annoyance to wind turbines based on reactions to noise, blinking . . .More »
Association between self-reported and objective measures of health and aggregate annoyance scores toward wind turbine installations
Author: Michaud, David; et al.
Abstract – Objective: An aggregate annoyance construct has been developed to account for annoyance that ranges from not at all annoyed to extremely annoyed, toward multiple wind turbine features. The practical value associated with aggregate annoyance would be strengthened if it was related to health. The objective of the current paper was to assess the association between aggregate annoyance and multiple measures of health. Methods: The analysis was based on data originally collected as part of Health Canada’s Community Noise . . .More »
Using residential proximity to wind turbines as an alternative exposure measure to investigate the association between wind turbines and human health
Author: Barry, Rebecca; Sulsky, Sandra; and Kreiger, Nancy
[Abstract] This analysis uses data from the Community Noise and Health Study developed by Statistics Canada to investigate the association between residential proximity to wind turbines and health-related outcomes in a dataset that also provides objective measures of wind turbine noise. The findings indicate that residential proximity to wind turbines is correlated with annoyance and health-related quality of life measures. These associations differ in some respects from associations with noise measurements. Results can be used to support discussions between communities . . .More »
Analysis, modeling, and prediction of infrasound and low frequency noise from wind turbine installations
Author: MG Acoustics
MG Acoustics has carried out the analysis, modeling, and prediction of infrasound and low frequency noise from wind turbines at two different sites, as part of the Health Canada study. This work has been divided into two parts, Phase 1 and Phase 2, associated with a Prince Edward Island site and a Southern Ontario site, respectively. There are several overall objectives: investigate the use of Harmonoise/Nord2000 weather classes with Environment Canada weather data to predict sound speed profiles investigate methods . . .More »