In siting turbines, first do no harm
Just as in medicine the rule is to "first do no harm," the wind industry should not be erecting wind turbines in populated areas until all the data are in. Siting of industrial-size turbines in and near neighborhoods has potential of doing harm to those at risk. So don't permit it.
Some places are just not good industrial wind turbine sites.
August 30, 2011
by Joyce P. McConnell
in Cape Cod Times
The proponents and paid representatives of the wind industry are fond of stating that there is no peer-reviewed science proving turbines cause health problems.
Such statements remind me of tobacco industry representatives in business suits lighting up cigarettes at board meetings stating the same line!
Haven't we learned our lesson the hard way already? As a starter, read the peer-reviewed scientific paper put out by the World Health Organization in 2009 called "Night Noise Guidelines for Europe," which addresses sleep deprivation and other harmful effects of nighttime noise.
It is time for the wind industry to support the expenses of providing peer-reviewed,... [continue via Web link]