Resource Documents: Health (490 items)
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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 . . .More »
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 . . .More »
Economics, Emissions, Environment, Health, Noise, Property values •
Wind power harms the environment, fuels bad energy policies and poor investments
Author: Gitt, Brian
I love the *idea* of wind power. It sounds natural. Clean. Moral. But in reality, wind power harms the environment & people—especially low-income people. The myths about wind power are fueling bad energy policies & poor investments. The facts make it all look ridiculous. 2/ MYTH: wind power helps the environment. Wind power requires excessive mining & land use. It industrializes coastline & kills wildlife. Nuclear & natural gas power plants reduce CO₂ emissions more effectively. U.S. Energy Information Administration: . . .More »
Health, Netherlands, Noise •
Geluid van industriële windturbines: De relatie met gezondheid [Industrial wind turbine noise: the association with human health]
Author: de Laat, Jan; et al.
[English abstract] Climate targets will provide the Netherlands with more and higher industrial wind turbines that produce various ‘side effects’, including noise pollution and annoyance. Especially low-frequency noise and infrasonic vibrations can be detected more than 10 km away. In neighbouring residential areas, long-term exposure, especially at night, leads to sleep disturbances, with secondary symptoms, that may be associated with, for example, delay in cognitive development of children. More research is needed. Jan A.P.M. de Laat, clinical physicist/audiologist, Audiologisch Centrum . . .More »