Wind Turbine Sound and Health Effects - An Expert Panel Review December 2009
Wind energy enjoys considerable public support, but it also has its detractors, who have
publicized their concerns that the sounds emitted from wind turbines cause adverse health
In response to those concerns, the American and Canadian Wind Energy Associations
(AWEA and CanWEA) established a scientific advisory panel in early 2009 to conduct a
review of current literature available on the issue of perceived health effects of wind
turbines. This multidisciplinary panel is comprised of medical doctors, audiologists, and
acoustical professionals from the United States, Canada, Denmark, and the United
Kingdom. The objective of the panel was to provide an authoritative reference document for
legislators, regulators, and anyone who wants to make sense of the conflicting information
about wind turbine sound.
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