Articles filed under Noise from Canada

Prof disputes wind turbine report

Scientists found that while some residents living near wind turbines noted some indicators of stress -- sleep disruption, headaches -- there was nothing to indicate those stressors were the result of the wind turbines. "It's the conclusion the Ontario government wants to hear. It's the conclusion that the wind industry wants to hear," Harrison said Wednesday. Harrison pointed out that the report later states that annoyance caused by the noise from wind turbines is linked to sleep problems, illness, stress and quality of life.
13 Nov 2014

Wind turbine opponents reject study

Frayne said the widely publicized Health Canada study was only a preliminary analysis of the data and it hasn’t been peer reviewed. “It doesn’t provide any ­definitive answers on its own. I think the real question is, why did they even decide to release this at this point?” she said.
13 Nov 2014

Wind turbine opponents reject study

Frayne said the widely publicized Health Canada study was only a preliminary analysis of the data and it hasn’t been peer reviewed. “It doesn’t provide any ­definitive answers on its own. I think the real question is, why did they even decide to release this at this point?” she said.
13 Nov 2014

Those who move away not part of turbine study

Dr. Hazel Lynn says an important segment of the population has been left out of a Health Canada study into the impact of industrial wind turbines on peoples' health. The Health Canada study, released Thursday, found no link between wind turbine noise and negative health effects in people. But Lynn, the medical officer of health for Grey-Bruce who has done a review of such studies, said some of the best survey findings are from the people who have moved away because they simply couldn't live near turbines.
7 Nov 2014

Those who move away not part of turbine study

Dr. Hazel Lynn says an important segment of the population has been left out of a Health Canada study into the impact of industrial wind turbines on peoples' health. The Health Canada study, released Thursday, found no link between wind turbine noise and negative health effects in people. But Lynn, the medical officer of health for Grey-Bruce who has done a review of such studies, said some of the best survey findings are from the people who have moved away because they simply couldn't live near turbines.
7 Nov 2014

Those who move away not part of turbine study

Dr. Hazel Lynn says an important segment of the population has been left out of a Health Canada study into the impact of industrial wind turbines on peoples' health. The Health Canada study, released Thursday, found no link between wind turbine noise and negative health effects in people. But Lynn, the medical officer of health for Grey-Bruce who has done a review of such studies, said some of the best survey findings are from the people who have moved away because they simply couldn't live near turbines.
7 Nov 2014

Health Canada Publishes Findings From Wind Turbine Noise and Health Study

No evidence was found to support a link between exposure to wind turbine noise and any of the self-reported or measured health endpoints examined. However, the study did demonstrate a relationship between increasing levels of wind turbine noise and annoyance towards several features (including noise, vibration, shadow flicker, and the aircraft warning lights on top of the turbines) associated with wind turbines.
6 Nov 2014

Health Canada Publishes Findings From Wind Turbine Noise and Health Study

No evidence was found to support a link between exposure to wind turbine noise and any of the self-reported or measured health endpoints examined. However, the study did demonstrate a relationship between increasing levels of wind turbine noise and annoyance towards several features (including noise, vibration, shadow flicker, and the aircraft warning lights on top of the turbines) associated with wind turbines.
6 Nov 2014

New bylaw will hold turbines companies to keep it down

Under the bylaw, if a resident complains about infra sound, the municipality would hire an engineer qualified to take the measurements before laying a charge. Under the proposed bylaw, fines – if a company is found guilty – can range from $500 to $10,000 per offence and could exceed $100,000 if the offense continues. The municipality could also recoup the cost of the specialized testing under the bylaw.
12 Oct 2014

Developer has 9 more months to complete study

EDP Renewables Ken Little says the study will continue "until all components are complete per the REA requirements. ...Still, the ministry has since conducted its own recordings of the Brinston-area turbines after an official complaint submitted by nearby residents Leslie Disheau and Glen Baldwin last month.
9 Aug 2014

Wind turbine sound studies to cost more than originally planned

Council initially enacted a wind turbine development bylaw in 2009 and then updated it last fall to address concerns expressed by residents. The updated version changed the setback distance of a turbine to the nearest residence from 750 metres to 1,000 metres (one kilometre) and also included a maximum sound tolerance of 36 decibels for any turbine operating within the county.
20 Jun 2014

Noise bylaw could stifle windmills

While bylaws cannot be created to completely block out provincial initiatives everywhere in a municipality, Howard said a court ruling regarding a wind development in Wainfeet, Ontario, suggests municipalities have the right to enact bylaws which protect the health and safety of residents.
16 Feb 2014

Fergus researcher stands by 2010 turbine study; Critique notes information ‘not scientifically defensible'

Jeff Aramini, a Fergus, Ont. epidemiologist, is the co-author of the 2010 study, Effects of Industrial Wind Turbines Noise on Sleep and Health, which found the closer people were to the turbines, the more susceptible they were to health problems such as sleeplessness, head aches and problems around mental health. ..."It is clear, based on our study and how consistent it is with more and more studies coming out, people are getting sick," said Aramini. "It's not made up."
6 Jun 2013

Board told of ‘real effects' of turbines

The man who represents a group of people who own property near a proposed New Ross-area wind farm says the project "is ripping this community apart." Emery Peters gave an impassioned closing argument Wednesday as a provincial Utility and Review Board hearing into the appeal of the South Canoe wind farm wrapped up.
5 Jun 2013

Peer-reviewed commentary published in Canadian family physician journal

A peer-reviewed article in the official journal of the College of Family Physicians of Canada says its members should expect to see increasing numbers of rural patients reporting adverse effects from exposure to industrial wind turbines. The commentary, published in the May issue of Canadian Family Physician, says turbines can harm human health if built too close to where people live.
18 May 2013

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