Monday, 9 May 2011
Stock and Land reports that a Doctor from South Australia is calling for a halt to wind farm development whilst studies into the effect on local health can be investigated.
Dr Laurie reckons there's evidence of local residents suffering the effects of sleep disturbance due to low frequency sound and infrasound.
Patients have been waking in a panicked state and suffering other symptoms of sleep disturbance.
The effects have been felt within a range of 10 kilometres of a wind farm.
Wind farm companies and the Australian Psychological Society have dismissed suggestions of negative health effects from wind farms, claiming there's a "robust evidence base" which suggests wind farms didn't present any major health risk.
With so much open land - particularly in a country like Australia, it does make you wonder why it's necessary to build any wind farm close to homes anyway.
photo credit: kevin dooley