UI research finds no health hazards from wind turbines

Published on February 14, 2019

Noise created by wind turbines does not cause adverse health effects, according to a recently released report written by members of the Iowa Environmental Council and researchers at the University of Iowa.

“With the rapid expansion of wind energy, some neighbors to wind turbines have claimed the sound has affected their health. While, to some, the sound might be annoying, research studies have established no adverse health effects,” states Peter Thorne, a professor and head of the University of Iowa’s Department of Occupational and Environmental Health.

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