Wind Turbines’ Health Impact Still Up in the Air

FRIDAY, June 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A new study confirms that living near wind turbines can be annoying, but it doesn’t answer questions about how their noise might affect human health.

Researchers from the University of Toronto and the engineering firm Ramboll, which funded the project, analyzed survey data used in a 2013 Canadian government study.

The aim? To determine how living between 600 meters (1,968 feet) to 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from wind turbines might affect people’s health. Wind turbines generate clean, renewable energy by harnessing the power of the wind.

The initial study “generated data useful for studying the relationship between wind turbine exposures and human health — including annoyance and sleep disturbances,” explained study author Rebecca Barry.

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