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Heather

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Can Wind Turbines make people ill?
« on: August 26, 2014, 10:20:54 PM »
I've heard numerous stories saying that wind turbines can make people ill, and also I'm sure i've read things that people are trying to equate illnesses suffered within the area they are living in with new wind farms - I'm thinking its purely co-incidence but can anyone help?

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Re: Can Wind Turbines make people ill?
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2014, 09:54:08 AM »
What types of stories have you heard? Do you have a link to any of them so that we would be able to see? Or maybe the links to a research paper?

I have heard some people say that it can interrupt sleep patterns - but as far as I'm aware, this is very much still a theory, and there is absolutely nothing solid to suggest that this is the case for certain.

I do think that it's important that there is more research done about this, though, because if there are more and more wind farms being produced it is vital that people understand more about what they are capable of and what, if anything, they might cause.

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Re: Can Wind Turbines make people ill?
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2014, 01:14:28 PM »
Newspapers only print the stories they want people to read, that's the problem. It sounds great, something the government has been pushing forward has made people ill - how dramatic and wonderful. But in reality there is currently very little research about it, and next to no reason to believe that it might truly be the case.

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Re: Can Wind Turbines make people ill?
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2014, 04:13:06 PM »
I would be able to understand how they may affect sleep like Gemma said, but at the same time I would have thought that you would have to be seriously close to them in order for that to be the case. I don't think it can happen if you're miles away from them. Although having said that, who knows what the future is going to bring, I am sure that many things we assumed were safe will be shown to be harmful in years to come.

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Re: Can Wind Turbines make people ill?
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2016, 01:53:36 PM »
Wind energy enjoys considerable public support, but wind energy detractors have publicized their concerns that the sounds emitted from wind turbines cause adverse health effects.
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Re: Can Wind Turbines make people ill?
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2019, 12:24:03 PM »
I don't know of anyone who has become ill from wind turbines. I find the articles about these very far fetched too which makes them unbelievable. If you dig deep enough, those same people are people which have had a change of lifestyle, ie moved from a city or large town, into a very different rural setting far away from their family and old friends, so it is far more likely that they have been unable to adapt to rural life and are looking for any excuse for a winge. It's the same with the handful of anti windies locally. None of them were raised in the countryside, their all retirement age, all over social media complaining about everything anyway. It turns out our number one nimby has a back ailment so vents her frustrations on everything even though she lives no where near a turbine!
You never hear of stories of people living near roads, rail tracks or under flight paths.

 

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