Wind Turbines Not Bad For Health: Australian Study

Wind Turbines Not Bad For Health: Australian StudyA recent study carried out in Australia has revealed that wind turbines are not bad for the health of people residing in the nearby areas.

The National Health and Medical Research Council have evaluated the general complaints at the energy sectors, which are powered by wind. The main complaint is that the sound created by turbines produces an infrasound, which can cause illness in the neighbours.

"While the range of effects such as annoyance, anxiety, hearing loss and interference with sleep, speech and learning has been reported anecdotally, there is no published scientific evidence to positively link wind turbines with adverse health effects", said the council.

According to the council, a US study related to wind turbines and infrasound did not find any proof that it would affect the health of neighbours.

This study was supported by another study, which was focused on wind farms in UK. The World Health organization has also backed this study.

The council said that the people living nearby get annoyed because of perceived infrasound.

A person standing at a distance of 350 meters from a ten-turbine wind farm receives noise of 35 to 45 decibels. This level is equal to the noise of a quiet bedroom.

There are over 100,000 wind turbines in 80 nations, but there is no credible confirmation of their direct impact on people's health.

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