Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Worried about wind turbines?

In recent months, several government agencies such as Australia, Minnesota, Ontario, and the Wisconsin PUC have conducted reviews of the science on wind turbine noise and health. They all have made similar conclusions — that there is no evidence of a direct health or disease impact from wind turbines, especially if properly placed. Maine’s noise regulations are within or comparable to the World Health Organization’s recommendations for noise.

Summaries of recent research and reviews are available at http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/boh/documents/community-involvement-critica.doc, which can also be found on Maine CDC’s wind turbine site: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/boh/wind-turbines.shtml.

No comments: