A study by the MIT has recently determined that wind farms do not make people sick, as some of the residents living close to wind turbines have claimed in the past.
The wind “patients” have reported tinnitus, headaches, heart disease, anxiety (a psychological illness by definition), sleep disturbances and others, all caused by imperceptible infrasounds produced by the turbines.
“No clear or consistent association is seen between noise from wind turbines and any reported disease or other indicator of harm to human health,” the study reports.
On the contrary, one of the biggest studies made on this topic, in northern Poland, having a sample of 1,500 inhabitants, found the best quality of life for those living near wind farms. Those living 1,500 meters away from them scored the worst.
Each new technology has its opponents. I’m not saying wind turbines are a new thing for mankind, but their size may have a psychological impact on some people. Imagine suddenly living near a giant, after all your life your home was the highest thing you saw…
Ok, maybe I’m being sarcastic here, but my best guess is the truth is on the brain side. And I’m not saying those people are mentally ill, they just have an innate fear for those big wind turbines, which triggers many of the symptoms they have.