From Science Direct — Environment International — Volume 82 – September 2015
Igho J. Onakpoyaa and Carl J. Heneghana — University of Oxford, Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, New Radcliffe House, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford OX2 6GG, United Kingdom
Jack O’Sullivan –Department of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland 4229, Australia
Matthew J. Thompson — Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-4696, USA
Received 16 September 2014, Revised 27 April 2015, Accepted 30 April 2015, Available online 16 May 2015
• Our results suggest that the odds of being annoyed appear significantly increased by wind turbine noise.
• Wind turbine noise significantly increases the odds of experiencing sleep disturbance.
• Noise generated by wind turbines appears to correlate with lower quality of life scores.
• Community preferences should be a priority during construction of new wind turbines.
• Objective outcome measures which separate…
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