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Infrasound: Low frequency noise and industrial wind turbines

With the proliferation of recent research and the rediscovery of earlier, until now largely ignored studies, infrasound and low frequency noise (LFN) can no longer be dismissed as irrelevant. This report shows why LFN must be given full consideration as a contributing cause of the distress of some of those people living near wind turbine installations. It also demonstrates why the Ontario and Canadian governments must pay attention to this research. The table of contents for the report is provided below. The full report can be accessed by clciking the links on this page.

Contents

INTRODUCTION 4

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 4

I. THE WORK OF NEIL KELLEY 7

1979: FIRST REPORT OF HUMAN DISTRESS FROM WIND TURBINES 7

THE OVERLOOKED DOCUMENTS ON WIND TURBINE INFRASOUND 7

KELLEY’S KEY FINDINGS 9

INDUSTRY DENIES WIND TURBINE INFRASOUND EMISSIONS 13

II. RECENT VERIFICATION OF KELLEY’S WORK 16

III. THREE PRELIMINARY STUDIES REPLICATING KELLEY’S FINDINGS 19

1. THE FALMOUTH STUDY, DECEMBER 2011 19

2. SHIRLEY, BROWN COUNTY, WISCONSIN, 2012 23

3. COOPER: CAPE BRIDGEWATER 2014 25

IV. MEDICAL EVIDENCE ON CHRONIC INFRASOUND EXPOSURE 30

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION: CONCERNS ABOUT LOW FREQUENCY NOISE EXPOSURE 30

THE DEFRA REPORT, 2003 31

VIBRATIONS OF 0.5 HZ TO 80 HZ HAVE SIGNIFICANT EFFECTS ON THE HUMAN BODY 33

HOW SUBAUDIBLE INFRASOUND IS PERCEIVED IN HUMANS 36

NISSENBAUM 38

SUMMING UP BY A MEDICAL DOCTOR AND SLEEP SPECIALIST 39

VI. CONCLUSION 42

BIBLIOGRAPHY 43

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

 

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Infasound And Wind Turbines Final Version 4 August 2015

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