Wind Turbines and Health: A Critical Review of the Scientific Literature

  title={Wind Turbines and Health: A Critical Review of the Scientific Literature},
  author={Robert J. McCunney and Kenneth A Mundt and W. David Colby and Robert A Dobie and Kenneth Kaliski and Mark Blais},
  journal={Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine},
  • R. McCunney, K. Mundt, +3 authors Mark Blais
  • Published 1 November 2014
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Objective: This review examines the literature related to health effects of wind turbines. Methods: We reviewed literature related to sound measurements near turbines, epidemiological and experimental studies, and factors associated with annoyance. Results: (1) Infrasound sound near wind turbines does not exceed audibility thresholds. (2) Epidemiological studies have shown associations between living near wind turbines and annoyance. (3) Infrasound and low-frequency sound do not present unique… Expand

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