The recognition of the noise as a serious health hazard as opposed to a nuisance is a recent development and the health effects of the hazardous noise exposure are now considered to be an increasingly important public health problem.
The noise of industrial wind turbines does not have to be loud to produce effects on human health. The World Health Organization says that “the evidence on low-frequency noise is sufficiently strong to warrant immediate concern.”
The symptoms of exposure are many and include sleep problems, headaches, dizziness, nausea, exhaustion, anxiety, anger, irritability, depression, poor concentration, tinnitus (ringing in the ears). Not all people are affected equally but if you are one of the unlucky ones you will have to move away from the turbines.
Dr Nina Pierpont has studied the health impacts on people residing near industrial wind turbines and concludes that corporate economics favor building wind turbines in people’s backyards; sound clinical medicine, however, does not. She has just released a book on her research into Wind Turbine Syndrome. You can read more at her web site here.