Based on a paper presented at NOISE-CON 08, Institute of Noise Control Engineering, Dearborn, MI, July 2008. George W. Kamperman, Kamperman Associates, Inc., Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin Richard R. James, E-Coustic Solutions, Okemos, Michigan
Link here to document Simple guidelines for siting wind turbines to prevent health risks
This article reviews a number of wind turbine sites with known health problems and sound studies conducted by consultants for governments, the wind turbine owner, or the local residents.
The purpose is determine if a set of simple guidelines using dBA and dBC sound levels can serve as “safe” siting guidelines. Findings of the review and recommendations for sound limits are presented,Followed by a discussion of how the proposed limits would have affected existing sites where people have demonstrated pathologies apparently related to wind turbine sound.