Wind Turbines Cause Noise Sickness -Massachusetts Study

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Jack Kelly

Jamestown, RI

#1 Jan 12, 2013
State of Wisconsin Determines Commercial Wind Causes Health Effects

SEE: Massachusetts Study

The Brown County Board of Health issued a resolution stating that wind turbines
cause negative health effects

o Studies cited by the Massachusetts Study and by Senator Lasee contain evidence
that wind turbines cause negative health effects

o With the PSC in possession of these studies (nearly a 12 inch stack total), they are
aware that there is peer-reviewed information stating that wind turbines cause
negative health effects

o With Wisconsin citizens feeling negative health effects by wind turbines, PSC 128 is
not compliant with state law and the PSC should promulgate an emergency rule to
protect the health and safety of the citizenry.

http://legis.wisconsin.gov/eupdates/sen01/Mas...
Bob Raymond

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#2 Jan 12, 2013
The wind industry and Massachusetts is in denial about the noise impacts from their huge machines, and refuses all requests to hire experts that are acceptable to neighbors rather than the usual firms who are paid to defend developers’ interests.

There are thousands of wind opposition groups all over the world. The story is the same everywhere. The audible noise and inaudible low frequency and infrasound are driving people from their homes. People do not abandon their homes for no reason. Noise from these big machines can extend three to six miles in mountainous terrain, with residents within 2 miles most at risk.

Wind turbines pressurize the air, making homes act like a drum. The noise gets inside people’s homes and bodies. Sleep is disrupted, leading to other conditions including heart problems.

Wind turbines pressurize the air, making homes act like a drum. The noise gets inside people’s homes and bodies. Sleep is disrupted, leading to other conditions including heart problems.

The Msssachusetts Commercial wind turbine study is a total failure :

On page 1:“The overall context for this study is that the use of wind turbines
results in positive effects on public health and environmental health…local
impacts of wind turbines, whether anticipated or demonstrated, have resulted
in fewer turbines being installed than might otherwise have been expected. To
the extent that these impacts can be ameliorated, it should be possible to take
advantage of the indigenous wind energy resource more effectively.” This
passage indicates the true purpose of the Massachusetts study—to create an
expansion of the wind industry through a slanted interpretation of wind health study
documents.

The Panel merely reviewed literature and public media sources and met only three
times

Stated that sleep disruption is the most commonly reported complaint by people and
discusses this primarily as a result of “unwanted sound” and audible, amplitudemodulated
noise (“whooshing”)

Writes off most self-reported “annoyance” as a combination of sound, sight of the
turbine, and attitude towards the wind project (ES-5)

Therefore, according to the Panel, because they “found” no negative health effects to
humans as a result of their literature research, it must necessarily follow that there
are positive health effects. Yet, these positive health effects are not the result of
wind turbines being safe, but that the turbines’“green” impact on the environment will
result in a decrease of conventional sources of fuel. This endorsement of safety is
an admission that the Panel failed to strictly adhere to the scope of their charge.

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