We thank Mr. Jon Boone of Stop Ill Wind for directing us to these excellent position pieces concerning industrial wind turbine noise and the negative effect on your health.
The first is a presentation by Nina Pierpont, author of Wind Turbine Syndrome: a Report on a Natural Experiment to the Hammond (NY) Wind Committee. Lest there be concern regarding Ms. Pierpont’s credentials, she received her MD from Johns Hopkins, her PhD and MS in Population Biology from Princeton and her BA in Biology from Yale.
Following is the full text of Dr. Pierpont’s presentation to the Committee:
The second study is Wind-Turbine Noise: What Audiologists Should Know, which suggests that “noise from modern wind turbines is not known to cause hearing loss, but the low-frequency noise and vibration emitted by wind turbines may have adverse health effects on humans and may become an important community noise concern.” The authors, Jerry Punch, PhD, Richard James, BME, and Dan Pabst, BS, are with the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
Their article begins on Page 20 of the July/August 21-1 issue of Audiology Today – The magazine of, by and for Audiologists, which is provided here for your convenience:
These important position papers should be widely distributed to health officials in your area, your legislators and your neighbors.