Wind Turbines: Published Articles

This section of the web site presents copies of articles published either in the press or in peer-reviewed journals.


Press Article: Wind Turbine Noise: an independent assessment of sound quality
Credit: By Stephen Ambrose and Robert Rand, first published Knox County Herald Gazette, knox.villagesoup.com 19 September 2010. The press adjusted the article to fit the news layout but retained the submittal contents. This web page presents the original submittal.


Press Article: Wind turbine noise, an independent assessment
Credit: By Stephen Ambrose and Robert Rand, first published Herald Gazette, knox.villagesoup.com 10 September 2010, also available on Wind-watch.org.


Press Article: Wind Turbine Noise: An independent assessment, noise complaints predictable
Credit: By Stephen Ambrose and Robert Rand, first published Herald Gazette, knox.villagesoup.com 30 October 2010, also available on Wind-watch.org.


Peer-reviewed journal: Occupational Health and Industrial Wind Turbines: A Case Study
Journal: Stephen Ambrose and Robert Rand, Published online before print August 22, 2011, doi: 10.1177/0270467611417849 Bulletin of Science Technology Society August 22, 2011 0270467611417849.

Occupational Health and Industrial Wind Turbines: A Case Study

Robert W Rand: rrand@randacoustics.com
Rand Acoustics, Brunswick, ME, USA

Stephen E Ambrose
S. E. Ambrose & Associates, Windham, ME, USA

Carmen M. E. Krogh
Killaloe, Ontario, Canada

Abstract

Industrial wind turbines (IWTs) are being installed at a fast pace globally. Researchers, medical practitioners, and media have reported adverse health effects resulting from living in the environs of IWTs. While there have been some anecdotal reports from technicians and other workers who work in the environs of IWTs, little is known about the occupational health sector. The purpose of this case study is to raise awareness about the potential for adverse health effects occurring among workers. The authors propose that there is a need for research regarding occupational worker exposure relating to IWTs.


Stephen Ambrose and Robert Rand are members of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering. In 2009, they became concerned about the negative comments from residents living near wind turbine sites and, the apparent lack of regulatory action to address the potential for adverse health impacts from wind turbine generator noise in Mars Hill. They launched their own evaluations, and present their conclusions in a series of guest columns as well as studies and peer-reviewed papers as they are made available.

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