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Wind Turbines

The Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) of Ontario has released a report in response to public health concerns about wind turbines, particularly related to noise.

This report presents a synopsis of existing scientific evidence on the potential health impact of noise generated by wind turbines.

The review concludes that while some people living near wind turbines report symptoms such as dizziness, headaches, and sleep disturbance, the scientific evidence available to date does not demonstrate a direct causal link between wind turbine noise and adverse health effects. The sound level from wind turbines at common residential setbacks is not sufficient to cause hearing impairment or other direct health effects, although some people may find it annoying.

Additional Resources:

Chief Medical Officer of Health Report - 2010