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Ban new wind turbines? Not if the bar for declaring them safe is impossibly high

Rod Lamberts writes in The Conversation (29.3.16) about the announcement of NHMRC funding to undertake further research studies into the health effects of wind farms. He asks whether the calls from some quarters for a moratorium on new wind turbines are justified.

‘The debate about wind farms is clearly not over yet. Last week Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council awarded A$3.3 million to fund two new health studies: one to measure the effect of infrasound on sleep quality, balance, mood and cardiovascular health; the other to determine whether low-frequency sound from wind farms can disrupt sleeping patterns.

‘Given the past few years of prickly wind turbine politics, this has predictably caused quite a stir.’

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