This page contains references on wind turbines and adverse health effects.
The references on this page will be updated periodically.
Relevant information about Health Canada and Canada's industry-led government supported Wind Technology Road Map
Industry Led – Government Supported Following Canada’s Wind Technology Roadmap and Health Canada’s Wind Turbine Noise and Health Study
The August 2011 edition of The Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society focuses on the impacts of wind turbines on communities. This special edition entitled Wind Farms Communities and Ecosystems contains nine peer reviewed articles.
To download some of these articles click the links below.
Bronzaft, AL, (2011) The Noise from WindTurbines: Potential Adverse Impacts on Children's Well-Being, Bulletin of Science Technology & Society 2011 31: 256, DOI: 10.1177/0270467611412548, (Original article available at http://bst.sagepub.com/content/31/4/291)
Harrison, JP, (2011), Wind Turbine Noise, Bulletin of Science Technology & Society 2011 31: 256, DOI: 10.1177/0270467611412549, (Original article available at http://bst.sagepub.com/content/31/4/256)
Krogh, CME, (2011), Industrial Wind Turbine Development andLoss of Social Justice? Bulletin of Science Technology & Society 2011 31: 321, DOI: 10.1177/0270467611412550, (Original article available at http://bst.sagepub.com/content/31/4/321)
Krogh, CME, Gillis, L, Kouwen, N, and Aramini, J, (2011),WindVOiCe, a Self-Reporting Survey: Adverse Health Effects, Industrial WindTurbines, and the Need for Vigilance Monitoring, Bulletin of Science Technology & Society 2011 31: 334, DOI: 10.1177/0270467611412551, (Original article available at http://bst.sagepub.com/content/31/4/334)
McMurtry, RY, Toward a Case Definition of Adverse HealthEffects in the Environs of Industrial Wind Turbines: Facilitating a ClinicalDiagnosis, Bulletin of Science Technology & Society 2011 31: 316, DOI: 10.1177/0270467611415075, (Original article available at http://bst.sagepub.com/content/31/4/316)
Salt, AN, and Kaltenbach, JA, Infrasound From WindTurbines Could Affect Humans, Bulletin of Science Technology & Society 2011 31: 296, DOI: 10.1177/0270467611412555, (Original article available at http://bst.sagepub.com/content/31/4/296)
Shain, M, (2011), Public Health Ethics, Legitimacy,and the Challenges of Industrial Wind Turbines: The Case of Ontario, Canada, Bulletin of Science Technology & Society, 2011 31: 256, DOI: 10.1177/0270467611412552, (Original article available at http://bst.sagepub.com/content/31/4/346)
A summary of some peer reviewed and conference articles, their abstracts and citations, regarding adverse health effects and wind turbines
Wind Turbines Can Harm Humans: Handout
Carmen Krogh presented three papers on wind turbine noise at the Inter Noise 2012 conference in New York City.
Click to download the three papers:
Society for Wind Vigilance Global Guideline for the Minimum Siting Distance of Industrial Wind Turbines
April 4, 2012
Wind Turbines and Proximity to Homes:
The Impact of Wind Turbine Noise on Health
A review of the literature and discussion of the issues.
Barbara J Frey & Peter J Hadden
Presentation to the
Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources (Canada)
Industrial Wind Turbines and Health
Wind Turbines Can Harm Humans
Carmen Krogh & Beth Harrington
October 18, 2011
Presentation at the 10th International Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem (ICBEN) 2011
Adverse health effects of industrial wind turbines: a preliminary report
Michael Nissenbaum MD, Jeff Aramini PhD, Chris Hanning MD