Noise and Location
There are many people across Ontario who are being harmed by the simple fact they live too close to wind turbines. ...The tragedy is, some families are being driven from the homes they've lived in for decades and have incurred losses - financial, emotional, health and living conditions. Many of these people welcomed green energy into their communities in the form of wind turbines in the beginning.
A doctor says she's conducted research that suggests that people living close to wind turbines are susceptible to what she calls Wind Turbine Syndrome (WTS), an illness with symptoms including sleep disorders, heart disease, panic attacks and headaches ...if the research is reproduced and backed up by further studies, it could actually have a big effect on the siting and zoning of wind farms - a 2-kilometer buffer between wind farms and buildings is substantial. It's not like we needed more reasons to slow down the installation of clean power, but if there's merit to the findings, they should be taken seriously.