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

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AGL ENERGY LTD
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Commercial company – other
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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?: 

Victorian Health Department statement- "Wind farms, sound and health" (2013)

http://docs.health.vic.gov.au/docs/doc/5593AE74A5B486F2CA257B5E0014E33C/$FILE/Wind%20farms,%20sound%20and%20%20health%20-%20Technical%20information%20WEB.pdf

AMA Position Statement, "Wind Farms and Health" (2014)

https://ama.com.au/position-statement/wind-farms-and-health-2014

 

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

AGL Macarthur Wind Farm, Infrasound & Low Frequency Noise, Operational Monitoring Results (Resonate) (2013)

http://www.agl.com.au/~/media/AGL/About%20AGL/Documents/How%20We%20Sourc...

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?: 

Chapman, S., St George, A. (2013), How the factoid of wind turbines causing 'vibroacoustic disease' came to be 'irrefutably demonstrated'. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 37(3), 244-249. 

Chapman, S., St George, A., Waller, K., Cakic, V. (2013), The pattern of complaints about Australian wind farms does not match the establishment and distribution of turbines: support for the psychogenic, 'communicated disease' hypothesis. PloS One. 8(10), e76584.


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? : 

n/a 

Page reviewed: 11 February, 2015