23 Jan '12, 12pm

US health experts dismiss "Wind Turbine Syndrome" - 23 Jan 2012 - News from BusinessGreen via @businessgreen

A new study by American health and engineering experts has found no evidence that wind turbines can directly cause a set of physical and psychological symptoms dubbed "wind turbine syndrome " by some wind farm critics. The state of Massachusetts last week published the Wind Turbine Health Impact Study , in a bid to address questions local residents may have about the health implications of wind farms at a time when the state is preparing to ramp up its wind power capacity from 40MW currently to 2GW by 2020. FURTHER READING Mabey Bridge secures giant wind turbine tower order UK at the forefront of Europe's 866MW offshore wind surge The panel of health and engineering experts that carried out the review found people living near turbines may become annoyed by noise, vibrations, or shadow flickering, but concluded there was no evidence that psychological distress or mental hea...

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