12 July 2012
Health Canada has launched a study with Statistics Canada to explore the effects of wind turbines on the health of those living nearby. The study will focus on 2,000 homes ranging from as close as 500 meters to more than five kilometers from eight to 12 wind installations.
The research study aims to evaluate self-reported health impacts and symptoms of illness against objective health measures and the sound levels generated by wind turbines, including low frequency noise, according to Health Canada. The data will be correlated with calculated wind turbine noise to explore the potential relationship. The study is expected to be complete in 2014.