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Resource Documents: Nocebo (7 items)


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:  October 8, 2013
Australia, Health, NoisePrint storyE-mail story

Critical analysis of accuracy of the “complaints” data from the Chapman et al “nocebo” research

Author:  Waubra Foundation | Australia, Health, Noise

Background The hypothesis that “suggestion” from “anti wind farm activists” (with particular reference to the CEO of the Waubra Foundation) is itself causing the symptoms reported by wind turbine residents has recently been claimed by many supporters of renewable energy, wind turbine developers, wind turbine manufacturers and the media, to have been “proven” with a recent research paper accepted for publication from Sydney University researchers led by Professor Simon Chapman.[1] This research by Chapman et al itself relied heavily on . . .

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Date added:  July 23, 2013
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Adverse Health Impacts of Industrial Wind Turbines: A Scientific Response to “It’s all in your head”

Author:  Hartman, Raymond | Health

In this paper, I review two recently completed research papers that purport to provide scientific evidence regarding the adverse health effects of Industrial Wind Turbines (IWTs). Having done so, I find that they provide no scientific information. Rather, they present disinformation which may be used to improperly shape public policy. … [S. Chapman, A. St George, K. Waller and V. Cakic, “Spatio-temporal differences in the history of health and noise complaints about Australian wind farms: evidence for the psychogenic, ‘communicated disease’ . . .

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Date added:  April 3, 2013
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See no evil, hear no evil, nocebo

Author:  Rosenbloom, Eric | Health, Noise

Can Expectations Produce Symptoms From Infrasound Associated With Wind Turbines? Fiona Crichton, George Dodd, Gian Schmid, Greg Gamble, and Keith J. Petrie, University of Auckland, New Zealand Health Psychology, March 2013, doi:10.1037/a0031760 First paragraph:  “Harnessing wind energy is a critical component of long-term strategies for securing sustainable power supply in countries throughout the world, with the potential to help address global climate change. However, recent opposition to wind farms has seen a substantial increase in rejection rates for new wind . . .

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Date added:  March 28, 2013
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Review of Crichton et al (Can expectations produce symptoms from infrasound associated with wind turbines?)

Author:  Punch, Jerry | Health, Noise

Crichton, F, Dodd, G., Schmid, G., Gamble, G. & Petrie, K.J. (2013). Can expectations produce symptoms from infrasound associated with wind turbines? Health Psychology, Advance online publication. doi:10.1037/a0031760 [download] The above-referenced study by Crichton et al. (2013) is open to criticism for its many methodological weaknesses. The most notable criticism is that their subjects were never actually exposed to infrasound. If the “studio woofer” was capable of producing a 5 Hz stimulus, they should have at least described or shown . . .

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