Proof of association between turbine noise and poor health: public health doctors

Drs Ian Arra and Hazel Lynn have now published a peer-reviewed report of their review of international papers and studies on wind turbine noise and health impacts.


Background and Objectives: The proximity of wind turbines to residential areas has been associated with a higher level of complaints compared to the general population. The study objective was to search the literature investigating whether an association between wind turbines and human distress exists.
Methods: A systematic search of the following databases (EMBASE, PubMed, OvidMedline, PsycINFO, The Cochrane Library, SIGLE, and Scirus) and screening for duplication led to the identification of 154 studies. Abstract and full article reviews of these studies led to the identification of 18 studies that were eligible for inclusion as they examined the association of wind turbines and human distress published in peer-review journals in English between 2003-2013. Outcome measures, including First Author, Year of Publication, Journal Name, Country of Study, Study Design, Sample Size, Response Rate, Level of Evidence, Level of Potential Bias, and Outcome Measures of Study, were captured for all studies. After data extraction, each study was analyzed to identify the two primary outcomes: Quality of Study and Conclusion of Study Effect.
Results: All peer-reviewed studies captured in our review found an association between wind turbines and human distress. These studies had levels of evidence of four and five. Two studies showed a dose-response relationship between distance from wind turbines and distress, and none of them concluded no association.
Conclusions: In this review, we have demonstrated the presence of reasonable evidence (Level Four and Five) that an association exists between wind turbines and distress in humans. The existence of a dose-response relationship (between distance from wind turbines and distress) and the consistency of association across studies found in the scientific literature argues for the credibility of this association. Future research in this area is warranted as to whether or not a causal relationship exists.

Read the full paper here.

What's your reaction?


  • cynicus stevenski
    Posted May 11, 2015 10:04 am 0Likes

    Unfortunately we have governments that do not care about their citizens. We no longer have a democracy we are now ruled by an AUTOCRACY A very sad state of AFFAIRS FOR OUR GRANDCHILDREN TO INHERIT.

  • Peter black
    Posted May 11, 2015 11:01 am 0Likes

    Correction Stevenski because our elections are union rigged we have Communism and the Sunshine list are the party elite of the Wynne Communist Party.

  • Andre Lauzon
    Posted May 11, 2015 11:43 am 0Likes

    Cynicus and Peter, you are both correct. Isn’t sad………..?

  • Pat Cusack
    Posted May 11, 2015 1:43 pm 0Likes

    Very sad indeed.

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  • Greg Latiak
    Posted May 12, 2015 8:06 am 0Likes

    There are none so blind as those who will not see — particularly when their eyes have been blinded by money.

  • Avoter
    Posted May 12, 2015 9:31 am 0Likes

    Is anyone else unable to connect to the article? I need some help getting to the address. Thank you.

  • Avoter
    Posted May 12, 2015 10:31 am 0Likes

    WCO is this the same study released in 2013?
    or a new study? The Wind company “experts” have been tearing Dr. Lynn apart on this, which is TOTALLY unfair since she is trying to help her people.

  • Tracy
    Posted May 12, 2015 11:47 pm 0Likes

    Our government continues to IGNORE, IGNORE IGNORE as they steal our tax dollars and kill us with infrasound. HELP. This must STOP NOW.

  • George
    Posted May 13, 2015 2:21 pm 0Likes

    This is not a peer reviewed article.This is an online blog that is not indexed. This article. does not meet the scientific rigor…..It is a meta-analysis and not original data.. Part of the problem including the Canada Health Study is that the proper study has yet to be conducted

  • Barbara
    Posted May 15, 2015 10:27 am 0Likes

    The Wildlife News, May 7, 2013
    “Human activities tearing up the Mohave and Sonora deserts set loose potentially lethal spores”
    Valley fever is on the increase in these areas where wind and solar projects are being installed.
    Valley fever is a lung infection caused by a soil fungus. And when the desert flora is torn up/removed to install wind & solar projects then the wind can carry these soil spores quite a distance.
    Another health issue related to IWTs which goes unchecked.
    A couple of companies that are in the IWT business in Canada are also in the IWT business in these U.S. desert areas.

    • Barbara
      Posted May 15, 2015 3:10 pm 0Likes

      KCET, California, May 1, 2013
      “Uh Oh: Valley Fever Outbreak Linked to Solar Development”
      Scroll down to:
      Valley Fever is more prevalent in the Central Valley & “a potential increase in valley fever constitutes a serious environmental justice issue”

    • Barbara
      Posted May 15, 2015 5:23 pm 0Likes

      AVHIDesert Forum, Antelope Valley High Desert, California, May 1, 2013
      “Valley fever a growing threat”
      California had 5,697 cases in 2011 and 719 in 1998.
      3,000 prisoners had to be relocated due to Valley fever issues.
      People are just collateral damage.
      Plenty of information on the internet about this disease which affects about 5 U.S. States, Mexico and parts of Central and South America.

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