Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Is there anything not caused by wind farms?



Teresa Simometti from the Sydney Medical School and Prof. Simon Chapman from the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney have been collecting the claims made about health problems in humans and animals that windfarm opponents attribute to exposure to wind turbines.

Here's the list so far:

Anxiety and panic disorder
Cancer
Cardiovascular disease
Chest pain
Cold sores (herpes)
Depression
Diabetes
Diarrhoea
Disrupted relationships
Dizziness
Ear pain
Epilepsy
Exacerbation of chronic disease (e.g. fibromyalgia, scleroderma, diabetes, hyperthyroidism)
Eye pain
Falls and equilibrium problems
Frequent urination
Gastrointestinal upsets & indigestion
Headache and migraine
Hearing loss
Hypertension
Inability to conceive
Joint & muscle pain
Loss of energy
Malformation in chickens, cattle
Multiple periods (4-5) per month
Muscle twitches
Multiple sclerosis
Motion sickness
Nausea
Nerve pain & tingling
Nosebleeds
Palpitations
Paralysis
Perforated eardrum
Poor appetite
Poor concentration & memory
Poor wound healing
Stomach ulcers
Stress & irritability
Tachycardia
Tinnitus
Vertigo
Vomiting up blood
Weight gain
Weight loss

The authors also list all the references to documents where these claims are made.  Here are some of the most frequent citations: 

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