Environment & Energy Report

Canada to Study Wind Turbine Noise, Health Impacts

July 11, 2012, 4:00 AM

OTTAWA—Health Canada plans to conduct research to assess the relationship between the noise generated by wind turbines and health effects reported by people living nearby, Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq said July 10. The study, in collaboration with Statistics Canada, will initially focus on 2,000 dwellings near 12 wind turbine installations across Canada and will include both physical measurements, such as blood pressure readings, and noise measurements inside and outside the selected homes, she said in a statement. “This study is in response to questions from residents living near wind farms about possible health effects of low-frequency noise generated by wind...

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