Resource Documents: VAD (13 items)
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Health, Human rights, Law, Noise, Portugal •
Portuguese Supreme Court orders 4 wind turbines removed
Author: Supremo Tribunal de Justiça
Wind turbine #2 is at a distance of 321.83 m from the house and 182.36 m from the stables; wind turbine #3 at 539.92 m and 439.64 m, respectively; wind turbine #4 at 579.86 m and 565.50 m; and wind turbine #1 at 642.08 m and 503 m. Before November 2006, Quinta was a quiet and peaceful place, with little human presence in the surrounding area, and limited human presence at the site itself – only birds, vegetation, and trees. . . .More »
Reply to: How the factoid of wind turbines causing ‘vibroacoustic disease’ came to be ‘irrefutably demonstrated’
Author: Alves-Pereira, Mariana; and Castelo Branco, Nuno
As lead researchers in vibroacoustic disease (VAD), we have been made aware of the article by Chapman et al. in which our work was greatly misrepresented and misunderstood. Correction and clarification are, therefore, required. Chapman et al. reference a 2007 paper discussing Public health and the importance of low frequency noise (LFN), in which the LFN content of a ‘Grain Terminal home’ and a ‘Wind Turbine home’ are discussed. The grain terminal (GT) case, originally presented in 2004, was first-authored . . .More »
Vibroacoustic Disease – The Response of Biological Tissue to Low-Frequency Noise
Author: Alves-Pereira, Mariana; Joanaz de Melo, João; and Castelo Branco, Nuno
Summary BACKGROUND: Vibroacoustic disease (VAD) is a systemic pathology caused by excessive exposure to low frequency noise (LFN). Until 1987, it was thought that the pathological effects of excessive LFN exposure were limited to the realm of cognitive and neurological disturbances. After the autopsy findings in a deceased VAD patient, it became clear that LFN impinges on the entire body, particularly the cardio-respiratory systems. In 1992, rodents were exposed to LFN, and the respiratory tract was studied through scanning and . . .More »
Portuguese Family and Horses Affected by Low-Frequency Wind Turbine Noise
Author: Alves-Pereira, Mariana; Castelo Branco, Nuno; et al.
On the Impact of Infrasound and Low Frequency Noise on Public Health – Two Cases of Residential Exposure Abstract: Noise exposure is known to cause hearing loss and a variety of disturbances, such as annoyance, hypertension and loss of sleep. It is generally accepted that these situations are caused by the acoustical events processed by the auditory system. However, there are acoustical events that are not necessarily processed by the auditory system, but that nevertheless cause harm. Infrasound and low frequency . . .More »