Caution backed on wind turbine health link
Professor Armstrong, appointed this week, said the NHMRC's full review would go well beyond what had been considered previously.
"The rapid review essentially covered the literature that has been published in the peer reviewed literature," he said.
"We will cover any new evidence or literature of that kind since the rapid review was done.
June 1, 2012
by Graham Lloyd
in The Australian
A National Health and Medical Research Council recommendation for caution when considering wind-farm developments was appropriate pending a thorough investigation of possible adverse effects of turbines on residents, the chairman of a NHMRC review has said.
Bruce Armstrong, professor of public health and medical foundation fellow at the University of Sydney, said his reference group would consider a wide range of research including peer-reviewed and "grey" literature.
If necessary, he said, the review would recommend an update to the NHMRC's rapid review statement issued in 2010.
The existing NHMRC statement on wind farms and health has been widely quoted as giving the turbines... [continue via Web link]