Although there is no credible published evidence that wind turbines adversely affect human health, the anxiety about purported health impacts, distress about changes to the place where you live, and annoyance from the audible sound from turbines for some people living in close proximity, are some of the factors that can lead to stress-related symptoms which can be mistakenly attributed to infrasound.
And levels of annoyance have been shown to be strongly related to one's pre-existing attitudes to wind farms.
The Australian Psychological Society has made submissions spelling out this evidence to government inquiries on the health effects of wind turbines.
While there is no doubt that stress symptoms can be unpleasant and distressing, it is inaccurate and ultimately unhelpful to demonise wind farms themselves.
It is decidedly in the public interest for wind turbines to be a part of the renewable energy mix to make the urgent transition away from fossil fuels.
Given the far greater health impacts of a continued reliance on fossil fuels for energy production (both in terms of unmitigated climate change, and the direct health effects of living near a coal mine), the evidence clearly suggests that wind turbines are likely to be more of a benefit than a burden to human wellbeing.
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