“I believe there should be a large, high impact research project to explore the issue and clarify all aspects related to this,” says Nicoleta Raluca Dorobantu.
This is from the article “Spotlight on wind farm health woes” published in today’s Adelaide Advertiser.
THE Federal Government should fund a large research project to determine the impact of wind farms on health.
That’s according to Nicoleta Raluca Dorobantu, a researcher at Adelaide’s University College London.
While the negative health effects of wind farms are being cited as reasons to stop their development, there is no scientific basis for the claims and some evidence countering it, Ms Dorobantu says.
Ms Dorobantu is presenting her research in Adelaide today at the Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus).
She has examined the 1014 submissions into this year’s Senate Inquiry into the Social and Economic Impacts of Wind Farms.
Ms Dorobantu found claims of adverse health consequences from wind farms were the most common reason for objections.
She said this argument had been confined largely to Australia, the UK and the US.
Objections to wind farms operating for four decades in Europe had been focused mainly on impacts on property valuations, wildlife and landscape.
“Wind farms have been operating in Europe for a very long time … I noticed that the main reasons for concern were their impact on property valuations, wildlife and the landscape,” Mr Dorobantu said.
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