Response to McCunney et al.: Wind turbines and health: An examination of a proposed case definition

 Dr. Robert Y McMurtry and Carmen M. E. Krogh published this response to commentary contained in the presentation of McCunney et al. McCunney et al. addressing wind turbine noise and the impacts on nearby residents. A portion of the response is provided below. The full response can be accessed by clicking the document links on this page.


Some people living in the environs of industrial wind turbines (IWTs) report experiencing adverse health effects (AHE/IWT). Reported effects include annoyance, sleep disturbance, stress-related health impacts and reduced quality of life. In some cases, families have effectively abandoned their homes, been billeted by wind energy developers or have negotiated financial agreements with developers.[1]

McMurtry and Krogh presented Diagnostic criteria for adverse health effects in the environs of wind turbines to assist medical practitioners presented with patients reporting AHE/IWTs. Noise and Health published the views of McCunney et al.[3] that presented critical commentary on these AHE/IWT diagnostic criteria as well as its predecessor, which were presented by McMurtry.[4]

In this response, McMurtry and Krogh presented a critical analysis of the commentary contained in the presentation of McCunney et al.

References cited to support the content of this response include the following:

Peer-reviewed references;

References written by or for members of the wind energy industry;

Expert testimony;

Other References

Response To Mc Cunney Wind Turbines And Health

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Source: http://www.noiseandhealth.o...

DEC 16 2016
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