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“No evidence” that wind turbine syndrome actually exists

Think Progress

A new study released this week by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection finds that “there is no evidence for a set of health effects…that could be characterized as ‘Wind Turbine Syndrome.'” The supposed health impacts pushed by wind opponents include mental health problems, heart disease and vertigo.

From the comments.

Why are people even investigating this?

Have none of these people ever been to Denmark? it’s almost impossible to be anywhere in the country and not see modern windmills, and it has been this way for many years, and these complaints would be met with hilarious laughter.

Is nothing done anywhere else valid?

No, of course not. America always knows what is best, especially NIMBYS, Luddites, and astroturf groups pretending to be environmentalists but who are really financed by petroleum interests.

  • There still are wackos out there who will pay lobbyists and scientists to push against cleantech because of their vested interest in coal and oil, and their want of huge profits. Hey, I’m all for a healthy profit, but this is greed at it’s finest. Those who are invested in coal and oil see that magnetic, solar, wind, water, biomass as the enemy because it’s cheaper to produce than using oil or coal. We as people should strive for a better way of living, and cleantech is that way. I don’t care if all this climate change is due to sunspots or pollution, or whatever, and I don’t care if it can be corrected or not by our actions or will be corrected on it’s own. I just want clean air and clean land free of harmful chemicals and compounds before the next big boom in fashion is hazmat suits and breathing filtration systems.

  • Denn

    Back during the first wave of wind energy construction (thanks to Carter) I was working in the SoCal desert. I suggested that they paint the towers brown and the turbines and blades green; in the distance it would look more like a date orchard. Why not design infrastructure projects with aesthetics in mind?

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