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NHMRC Draft Information Paper: Evidence on Wind Farms and Human Health submission

ID: 
27
Personal Details
First Name: 
Geoff
Last Name: 
Leventhall
Questions
Q1. Is the draft Information Paper presented and written in a manner that is easy to understand?: 

Yes

Q2. Does the draft Information Paper clearly outline how the evidence was reviewed and interpreted by NHMRC?: 

Yes

Q3. Is there additional evidence on any health or health-related effects specifically related to distance from wind turbines or exposure to emissions from wind turbines?: 

Bilski, B. (2012). "Factors influencing social perception of investments in the wind power industry  with analysis of the most significant environmnetal factor - noise." Pol. J Environ. Stud 21(2): 289-295.

Taylor , J., et al. (2013). "The influence of negative oriented personality traits on the effects of wind turbine noise." Personality and Individual Differences 54(3): 338-343. 

Deignan, B., et al. (2013). "Fright factors about wind turbines and health in Ontario newspapers before and after the Green Energy Act 

" Health, Risk and Society: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13698575.13692013.13776015.

Mroczek , B., et al. (2012). "Influence of distances between places of residence and wind farms on the quality of life in nearby areas." Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine 19(4): 692-


Q4. Is there additional evidence on the likely level of exposure to emissions produced by wind farms at nearby residences? : 

Not peer reviewed

Q5. Is there additional evidence on whether it is plausible that noise, shadow flicker and electromagnetic radiation (of the type and at the levels produced by wind farms) might affect healthy functioning of the human body?: 

Do not know

Q6. Is there additional evidence of health and health-related effects observed from other sources producing noise, shadow flicker and electromagnetic radiation of the type and at the levels produced by wind farms? : 

There is a lot of work on noise and health, mainly for trnsport noise  eg

 Babisch, W  (2014)  Updated exposure-response relationship between road traffic noise and coronary heart diseases: A meta-analysis                            Noise and Health, 16, 1-9

NOTE:  Do not believe what some objectors say about the work of Kelley in the 1980s.  it is badly misrepresented by them

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