Dr. Michael Nissenbaum of Maine has continued to publish his findings an analysis of the impacts of industrial wind turbines on people. His latest publication is in New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - Michael A. Nissenbaum, MD - November 5, 2013.
Click here: http://necoem.org/documents/V2_38e.pdf
Mars Hill is where Dr. Nissenbaum's study began:
Excerpt from Dr. Nissenbaum's more recent publication:
"In summary, in many IWT projects, the preconstruction sound modeling has underestimated the eventual real world sound levels those turbine projects eventually produce. When coupled with the underappreciated human physiological responses to the type of noise large turbines produce (adverse sleep and mental health effects), this has had real world consequences for those living near them. The relationship of noise to sleep disturbances is established. The biological plausibility of sleep disturbances resulting in ill health is settled science. Chronic noise exposure leads to chronic sleep disturbance in many of those exposed, often resulting in ill health. Observed adverse human effects must trump preconstruction sound modeling; changes in practice must occur when there are errors. It's all about distance when siting decisions are made."
I also saw this in John Droz's posting on the Wind Task Force website. Thanks to Brad for making even it more available. Those of us who are non-technical can read the last two paragraphs of the article.
I am reminded of Ibsen's play: "An Enemy of the People".
Harry Roper Houlton/Danforth
ps The article includes Dr. Nissenbaum's e-mail address, which I am glad to have.
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