Ireland: Health Costs of Wind Farms Must Be Added to Bill

Letter to the Editor — Belfast Telegraph — December 17, 2013

YOUR editorial, ‘Green energy drive’s black mark’ (DebateNI, December 12), failed to mention the most worrying aspect of the wind turbine plague assaulting Northern Ireland.

As you said, aesthetically and financially there appears to be little benefit to ordinary people from the development of wind farms. But aesthetics and economics are only part of the problem.

There is increasing evidence of serious adverse health effects associated with wind turbine noise, particularly arising from sleep disturbance and deprivation of sleep. Noise from wind turbines is propagated over long distances and penetrates buildings.

If we are to avoid a wind turbine health epidemic, the minimum separation distances between dwellings and turbines must be increased. Emerging international consensus points to a minimum of two kilometres, with some countries opting for three.   Continue reading here…..


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