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2014 Wind Turbine Noise Study

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You and wind turbine noise
  Great Article On Wind Turbine Noise. Falmouth is the topic of the brand new 2014 article click on the link to read the entire story   http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/122-A20/
Blowin Smoke January 01, 2014 at 06:55 PM
A quote from the article - "But are quiet-seeking rural dwellers more prone to report health impacts from new turbines simply because they anticipate a negative outcome? That’s the question surrounding the role of the “nocebo” effect—the flip side of placebo, where negative thoughts engender negative outcomes—which is yet another point of contention in the turbine-noise debate. The turbine nocebo effect gained currency worldwide following the March 2013 release of two Australian reports claiming to offer evidence that people who expect adverse effects of turbines—in part as a result of activism by groups such as Australia’s Waubra Foundation—are more likely to report having them."
mark cool January 01, 2014 at 08:36 PM
Blowin ignores providing the full comment context. Why? Here's what's said about the referenced two studies "In Cummings’ estimation, the two new studies are not as definitive as they purport to be.36 One, a paper published at the University of Sydney, considered no explanation of health effects other than nocebo. The other, a peer-reviewed study published in Health Psychology, reported expectations to have, at most, a very small effect on either the number or severity of reported symptoms."
Bill Carson January 01, 2014 at 09:56 PM
Australia has cut its renewable energy credits.The country was going broke on the maintenance of the wind turbines. Australia was one of the first countries to go with commercial wind turbines and the first to call for a stop to the insanity. Many people talk of Simon Chapman, professor of public health at Sydney University and his views on wind turbine syndrome. Many people don't see the entire picture in Australia and the Sydney University. The University of Sydney has a commercial wind turbine engineering course as well as wind testing laboratories on its campus. Folks when it all comes down to it the people who sell the turbines are the only ones making the money. They are snake oil salesmen and the residents of Falmouth are drinking snake oil and paying for it . They can't get enough of it ! http://australianclimatemadness.com/2012/03/09/billions-wasted-on-wind-power-study/
NortheasternEE January 02, 2014 at 08:32 AM
FYI, two kilomtres = 1.25 miles. - "The Victorian Government has decided wind farms cannot be built within two kilometres of homes and within five kilometres of more than 20 regional towns." - http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-08-30/sa-urged-to-adopt-wind-farm-separation-zones/2862250
mark cool January 02, 2014 at 10:27 AM
With the health impact interest growing, and the lack of scientific consensus remaining, there needs to be a "HALT" on proponent (i.e. Blowin & Friends) public pandering - Someone inform these 'moonbats' that it makes no sense to continue building more land-based wind turbine projects close to where people live. Especially since current wind turbine siting guidelines are without clear and predictable health-impact protection standards.
sue hobart January 03, 2014 at 08:35 AM
CLEARLY we need medical studies to determine what the truth of this world wide condition is.... Having lived it, the science of the situations seems a lot less complicated than all this obtuse theorizing'. SOMEONE needs to get to the real science so this doesnt proliferate along with the increasing sized turbines into an international health epidemic! BRING THE DOCTORS, VOLUNTEERS, EKG MONITORS, SLEEP MONITORS, SCANS AND MEASURING DEVICES TO THE ABANDONED HOMES AND COLLECT THE FACTS. IF you are going to do it... do it safe and right. Otherwise the intention is clearly just a profit related one based on global warming hyperbole and corporate welfare credits...
Blowin Smoke January 03, 2014 at 11:41 AM
I agree 100% with Ms. Hobart; fact-based medical and scientific investigation is needed. Of course, a lot of research has already been done, in several countries, and peer-reviewed and published. By credible sources like governments and universities. The MA DEP/DPH "independent expert science panel" reviewed all of that research and published a report in January 2012. The MA DEP press release on 1/17/12 stated -- "Among the key findings of the panel are: There is no evidence for a set of health effects from exposure to wind turbines that could be characterized as a "Wind Turbine Syndrome." Claims that infrasound from wind turbines directly impacts the vestibular system have not been demonstrated scientifically. Available evidence shows that the infrasound levels near wind turbines cannot impact the vestibular system. The weight of the evidence suggests no association between noise from wind turbines and measures of psychological distress or mental health problems. None of the limited epidemiological evidence reviewed suggests an association between noise from wind turbines and pain and stiffness, diabetes, high blood pressure, tinnitus, hearing impairment, cardiovascular disease, and headache/migraine. There is limited epidemiologic evidence suggesting an association between exposure to wind turbines and annoyance. There is insufficient epidemiologic evidence to determine whether there is an association between noise from wind turbines and annoyance independent from the effects of seeing a wind turbine and vice versa."
Bill Carson January 03, 2014 at 11:43 AM
Prior to the installation of the Falmouth Wind 1 turbine Massachusetts state officials held a meeting in 2009 to solicit public comments about wind turbine siting. DOER Commissioner Philip Giudice and members of panel hosted a wind turbine listening session held at Massachusetts Maritime Academy. During the meeting the state officials said after several local residents gave their input that they understood now how not to site a commercial wind turbine. The state of Massachusetts officials and politicians were well aware of the dangers of siting a commercial wind turbine in residential areas prior to the 2010 Falmouth installation of Falmouth Wind 1 The following url/link is proof Massachusetts state officials were made aware of the siting problems : http://www.best-of-cape-cod.com/politiciansstate-officials-aware-of-falmouth-wind-turbine-noise-before-installation.html

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