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Wind turbines making people sick...

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by merylg, Jul 27, 2011.

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    merylg Senior Member

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    Hi, merylg.

    I've heard some suggestions that the problems are caused not by the noise, but by electromagnetic radiation from the power processing circuitry that is used to match the output of the wind turbines to the electrical power grid. I don't know if this is true or not.

    Rich
     
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    Here's a video showing the flicker due to wind turbines.

    [video=youtube;MbIe0iUtelQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbIe0iUtelQ[/video]
     
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    NIMBY vision. Hey, it's the negative of the flashing neon outside the window in a city apartment. Maybe they should increase the distance from dwellings, but really, it isn't life threatening. You could always draw the shades. It's not all day, anyway. I rather like the effect (and I want a wind turbine, if I ever have anywhere to put one).
     
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    Hi Rich,

    Yes, I had always thought the main health issue was from electromagnetic radiation. Guess there are multiple issues... also including the noise, strobing light & shadow, visual pollution, danger from fires spreading to the bush, hazard of disintegration with massive chunks of metal flying everywhere...

    We need to take an interest because our govt (Australian) plans to put these everywhere!!!
     
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    merylg Senior Member

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    Hi rwac,

    I would find that flicker highly disturbing! Enough to bring on a seizure for some people :(
     
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    I'd rather have a turbine near my house than live within 100 miles of Fukushima (or Chenobyl, for that matter). On the other hand, we could just give up using any electricity....
     
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