• 4 minutes Pompeo: Aramco Attacks Are An "Act Of War" By Iran
  • 7 minutes Who Really Benefits From The "Iran Attacked Saudi Arabia" Narrative?
  • 11 minutes Trump Will Win In 2020
  • 15 minutes Experts review Saudi damage photos. Say Said is need to do a lot of explaining.
  • 3 mins Ethanol is the SAVIOR of the Oil Industry, Convenience Store Industry, Automotive Supply Chain Industry and Much More!
  • 2 hours One of the fire satellite pictures showed what look like the fire hit outside the main oil complex. Like it hit storage or pipeline facility. Not big deal.
  • 12 hours Saudi State-of-Art Defense System looking the wrong way. MBS must fire Defense Minister. Oh, MBS is Defense Minister. Forget about it.
  • 6 hours Let's shut down dissent like The Conversation in Australia
  • 20 hours Saudis Buying Oil From Iraq
  • 2 hours Ethanol, the Perfect Home Remedy for A Saudi Oil Fever
  • 1 hour Trump Accidentally Discusses Technology Used In The Border Wall
  • 12 hours Hong Kong protesters appeal to Trump for support.
  • 5 hours Collateral Damage: Saudi Disruption Leaves Canada's Biggest Refinery Vulnerable
  • 3 mins Famous Manufacturer of Anti-Ethanol Additives Proves Ethanol's Safety and Benefits
  • 21 hours Saudis Confirm a Cruise Missile from Iranian Origin
  • 21 hours Donald Trump Proposes Harnessing Liberal Tears To Provide Clean Energy
  • 5 hours Iran in the world market
James Burgess

James Burgess

James Burgess studied Business Management at the University of Nottingham. He has worked in property development, chartered surveying, marketing, law, and accounts. He has also…

More Info

The Myth of Wind Turbine Syndrome

A common argument that people use when protesting against the development of wind farms near to communities is the loud noise created by the turbines. They even claim that noises below the range of human hearing, known as infrasound,  can cause ‘Wind Turbine Syndrome’ which leads to mental health problems, heart disease, and vertigo.

A study by the Association of Australian Acoustical Consultants found that the infrasound created by wind turbines is actually quieter than the infrasound created by a beating heart. The report explained that the “investigations conclude that infrasound levels adjacent to wind farms are below the threshold of perception and below currently accepted limits set for infrasound.”

They claim that the levels of infrasound they recorded from wind turbines were the same levels that are created by natural phenomena such as breathing, wind, and the sea, and also by aeroplanes and cars.

Related article: Wind Energy Spreading Beyond Europe

They wrote that “our environment has lots of infrasound already in it, the levels generated by wind farms from our point of view are quite low in comparison and they’re no higher than what is already out there in the natural environment.”

Winf Turbines

It is understandable that some people may have reservations about a new wind farm being built close to their homes, but it is wrong to blame the wind farm on an invented medical condition. In fact a study by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection found that there was no evidence for the existence of Wind Turbine Syndrome.

Related article: German Elections Seal Fate of Renewable Energy

In a similar way to how placebos can cure people who think they have taken medicine, Wind Turbine Syndrome seems to work purely on the mind. The study found that people never actually had any of the symptoms until after they had heard about the disease and its ailments.

Cleantechnica quoted Stephen Colbert, who, just after President Obama was re-elected, spoke about Wind Turbine Syndrome and said that “we should all just keep burning fossil fuels. That way the problem won’t be all in your head, it’ll be spread evenly throughout your lungs.”

By. James Burgess of Oilprice.com



Join the discussion | Back to homepage

Leave a comment

Leave a comment

Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News
Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play