Health Canada—in spite of itself!—finds a significantly harmful relationship between human health and wind turbine noise


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the-scream-1893(1) “The Scream” by Edvard Munch

From Health Canada’s November 6, 2014 news release of its $2.1 million Wind Turbine Noise and Health Study:

the study did demonstrate a relationship between increasing levels of wind turbine noise and annoyance towards several features (including noise, vibration, shadow flicker, and the aircraft warning lights on top of the turbines) associated with wind turbines.

“Annoyance,” as a criterion within the context of a health study, is a recognized, significant health hazard:

A WHO epidemiology study assessed noise annoyance and documented significantly elevated relative risks exist both in the cardiovascular system, the respiratory system, and the musculoskeletal system as well as by depression. The study concluded that for chronically strong annoyance a causal chain exists between the three steps [of] health – strong annoyance – increased morbidity.

Other symptoms associated with annoyance from various noise sources include: stress, sleep disturbance, headaches…

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