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Committee notes on wind turbine noise 

Author:  | Health, Noise

These notes from sessions at the 2nd International Meeting on Wind Turbine Noise (Lyon, France, Sept. 20-21, 2007 – click here for all 34 abstracts) summarize and comment on the issue of noise issues with industrial-size wind turbines.

1. Acoustical Breakdown – the noise spectrum and the character of low-frequency noise – committee notes

2. Health Effects of Wind Turbines – “Wind Turbines, Noise and Health” by Dr. Amanda Harry – committee notes – complete paper

3. Siting of Wind Farms – “Location, Location, Location” by John Stewart, U.K. Noise Association – committee notes – complete paper

4. Vibroacoustic Disease – “Infrasound and Low Frequency Noise Dose Responses: Contributions” by Mariana Alves-Pereira and Dr. Nuno Castelo Branco – committee notes – complete paper

Also see “In-Home Wind Turbine Noise Is Conducive to Vibroacoustic Disease” by the same authors

5. Wind Farm Noise in Eastern U.S. – “Wind Farm Noise and Regulations in the Eastern United States” by Hilkat Soysal and Oguz Soysal – committee notes – complete paper

6. Noise and Wind Turbine Syndrome – (1) “Wind Turbine Syndrome: Noise, Shadow Flicker, and Health” and (2) “Health Effects of Wind Turbine Noise” by Dr. Nina Pierpont – committee notes – complete papers: (1) and (2)

Also see the review “Noise radiation from wind turbines installed near homes: effects on health” by Barbara Frey and Peter Hadden

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