Are wind turbines harming health? A new paper says ‘no’

Published on February 1, 2019

Wind TurbineA paper released Thursday from three Iowa groups looked at research around the public health impact of wind turbines and found little evidence they’re harming neighbors. Studies found sound from wind turbines may be annoying, but they “have established no adverse health effects,” said CPH professor Peter Thorne.

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Media Coverage

Report: Sound from wind turbines does not harm human health (The Gazette)
https://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/business/wind-turbines-iowa-sound-report-study-health-20190131

Are the wind turbines popping up across Iowa harming neighbors’ health? A new paper says ‘no.’ (Des Moines Register)
https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/money/agriculture/green-fields/2019/01/31/wind-turbines-may-annoying-but-theyre-not-health-impact/2732057002/

Researchers conclude wind turbines unlikely to impact human health (Radio Iowa)
https://www.radioiowa.com/2019/02/01/researchers-conclude-wind-turbines-unlikely-to-impact-human-health/

Report: Wind turbines have no negative effect on health (The Courier)
https://wcfcourier.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/report-wind-turbines-have-no-negative-effect-on-health/article_975c1b42-6751-561b-a6f1-8c0207185d21.html