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November 19, 2014

Health Canada’s Preliminary Results Indicate Wind Turbine Noise Exposure is Annoying, But Not Linked to Self-Reported Illnesses and Conditions

On November 6, 2014, Health Canada and Statistics Canada released the highly anticipated preliminary findings from their wind turbine noise and health study, the Community Noise and Health Study. The study was launched in 2012 to understand if there is a relationship between exposure to wind turbine noise and the health effects for people living near wind turbines. The results indicate that wind turbine exposure is associated with annoyances but that there is no direct connection between exposure to wind turbine noise and self-reported illnesses, chronic disease, stress or quality of sleep.

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