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ERIC Number: EJ978917
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0270-4676
Wind Turbine Acoustic Investigation: Infrasound and Low-Frequency Noise--A Case Study
Ambrose, Stephen E.; Rand, Robert W.; Krogh, Carmen M. E.
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, v32 n2 p128-141 Apr 2012
Wind turbines produce sound that is capable of disturbing local residents and is reported to cause annoyance, sleep disturbance, and other health-related impacts. An acoustical study was conducted to investigate the presence of infrasonic and low-frequency noise emissions from wind turbines located in Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA. During the study, the investigating acousticians experienced adverse health effects consistent with those reported by some Falmouth residents. The authors conclude that wind turbine acoustic energy was found to be greater than or uniquely distinguishable from the ambient background levels and capable of exceeding human detection thresholds. The authors emphasize the need for epidemiological and laboratory research by health professionals and acousticians concerned with public health and well-being to develop effective and precautionary setback distances for industrial wind turbines that protect residents from wind turbine sound. (Contains 2 tables and 19 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts