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Studies of health effects of industrial wind turbine noise, 2003–2012 

Author:  | Health, Noise

Note: Only journal-published reports are listed here.

Bakker RH, Pedersen E, van den Berg GP, Stewart RD, Lok W, Bouma J. Impact of wind turbine sound on annoyance, self-reported sleep disturbance and psychological distress. Science of the Total Environment 2012 May 15;425:42–51. [link]

Janssen SA, Vos H, Eisses AR, Pedersen E. A comparison between exposure-response relationships for wind turbine annoyance and annoyance due to other sources. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2011;130(6):3746–53. [link]

Krogh C, Gillis L, Kouwen N, Aramini J. WindVOiCe, a self-reporting survey: adverse health effects, industrial wind turbines, and the need for vigilance monitoring. Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society 2011;31:334–9. [link]

Møller M, Pedersen C. Low frequency noise from large wind turbines. Journal of the Acoustic Society of America 2010;129:3727–44. [link]

Mroczek B, Kurpas D, Karakiewicz B. Influence of distances between places of residence and wind farms on the quality of life in nearby areas. Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine 2012;19(4):692-6. [link]

Nissenbaum M, Aramini J, Hanning C. Adverse health effects of industrial wind turbines: a preliminary report. Proceedings of 10th International Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem (ICBEN), 2011, London, UK. Curran Associates, 2011. [link]

Nissenbaum M, Aramini J, Hanning C. Effects of industrial wind turbine noise on sleep and health. Noise & Health 2012 September-October;14:237–43. [link]

Pedersen E. Human response to wind turbine noise – perception, annoyance and moderating factors. Dissertation, 2007, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Institute, Göteborg University. [link]

Pedersen E. Effects of wind turbine noise on humans. Proceedings of the Third International Meeting on Wind Turbine Noise, Aalborg, Denmark, 17–19 June 2009. [link]

Pedersen E. Health aspects associated with wind turbine noise – results from three field studies. Noise Control Engineering Journal 2011;59:47–53. [link]

Pedersen E, Larsman P. The impact of visual factors on noise annoyance among people living in the vicinity of wind turbines. Journal of Environmental Psychology 2008;28(4):379–89. [link]

Pedersen E, Persson Waye K. Perception and annoyance due to wind turbine noise – a dose-response relationship. Journal of the Acoustic Society of America 2004;116:3460–70. [link]

Pedersen E, Persson Waye K. Wind turbine noise, annoyance and self-reported health and well-being in different living environments. Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2007 Jul;64(7):480–6. [link]

Pedersen E, Persson Waye K. Wind turbines – low level noise sources interfering with restoration? Environmental Research Letters 2008;3:015002. [link]

Pedersen E, van den Berg F, Bakker R, Bouma J. Response to noise from modern wind farms in The Netherlands. Journal of the Acoustic Society of America 2009;126(2):634–43. [link]

Pedersen E, van den Berg F, Bakker R, Bouma J. Can road traffic mask sound from wind turbines? Response to wind turbine sound at different levels of road traffic sound. Energy Policy 2010;38:2520–7. [link]

Phillips C. Properly interpreting the epidemiologic evidence about the health effects of industrial wind turbines on nearby residents. Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society 2011;31:303–8. [link]

Salt AN, Hullar TE. Responses of the ear to low frequency sounds, infrasound and wind turbines. Hearing Research 2010;268:12–21. [link]

Salt A, Kaltenbach J. Infrasound from wind turbines could affect humans. Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society 2011;31:296–303. [link]

Shepherd D, McBride D, Welch D, Dirks K, Hill E. Evaluating the impact of wind turbine noise on health related quality of life. Noise & Health 2011;13:333–9. [link]

van den Berg GP. Effects of the wind profile at night on wind turbine sound. Journal of Sound and Vibration 2003;277:955–70. [link]

van den Berg G, Pedersen E, Bouma J, Bakker R. Project WINDFARMperception. Visual and acoustic impact of wind turbine farms on residents. FP6–2005-Science-and-Society-20. Specific support action project no. 044628, 2008. [link]

Also see the tables from “Health Effects Related to Wind Turbine Noise Exposure: A Systematic Review” by JH Schmidt and M Klokker (2014)

This material is the work of the author(s) indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

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