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Wind power construction from the point of view of health protection

Sundhedsministeriet-finland-ministry-of-health-wind-turbines-english-final-june-17th-14_thumb The Finland Ministry of Social Affairs and Health prepared this report in order to ensure health protection is involve in connection with the planning and construction of wind power plants. A major objective of health protection is also to prevent health hazards. According to the Ministry, "the cheapest and absolutely best way of implementing health protection is hazard prevention as early as at the planning stage." Excerpts of the report are provided below. The full report can be accessed by clicking the link(s) on this page.
17 Jun 2014

Conference warns health effects of wind turbines should be taken seriously

Alun Evans, Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology in Queens University, Belfast said it was “quite possible” if the Dublin array, a proposed €2 billion project which would see 145 wind turbines constructed 10km off the east coast, goes ahead that up to two million people could be exposed to infrasound, a “sizeable minority” of who could potentially experience sleep disturbance.
23 May 2014

Noise Awareness Day: Danish Medical Association warns of large-sized wind turbines

This press release by the Vienna Chamber of Physicians warns of health hazards relating to large-scale wind turbines and the need for “comprehensive studies”. It calls for a minimum setback distance from built-up areas. The notice is posted in English using google translate. The original text can be found by clicking the links on this page. 
30 Apr 2014

'Keep check on Fairlie turbine'

North Ayrshire MP Katy Clark had urged villagers to let her know of any problems associated with the first SSE wind turbine which has begun operating this week. The Labour politician visited the site of the test wind turbines at Hunterston on Thursday 20 February to make her own observations of the work at the controversial facility.
11 Mar 2014

Warning over wind turbine syndrome

One of the most senior doctors in the Department of Health has warned the Department of the Environment that people at risk of the controversial wind turbine syndrome should be treated “appropriately and sensitively as these symptoms can be debilitating”.
3 Mar 2014

Residents air grievances over turbine

A bid to increase the height of a controversial wind turbine at Drigg by a further 11.5 metres has brought a renewed protest from villagers. Fifty people attended a public consultation on an anticipated planning application in respect of Stephen Shepherd’s Moorside Farm, at Drigg, where it is proposed to erect a 57m turbine, in place of 45.5m one, already approved.
16 Feb 2014
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