Wind Turbines and Health

Fact sheets

An engineer from behind, carrying a tablet and staring at wind turbines in the distance.

Over 20 years of research into the impact of wind turbines on human health indicates that wind turbines – when constructed properly at the permitting authority’s approved setback distances – do not pose a risk to people’s health.

Hundreds of thousands of people around the world live near and work in proximity to operating wind turbines with no ill health effects.

As discussed more in this paper, credible, peer-reviewed scientific data and various government reports in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom – and other university and government scientists and researchers now totaling more than 100 – soundly discredit the claim that wind farms cause negative health impacts.


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