Windenergieanlagen und Infraschall: Keine Evidenz für gesundheitliche Beeinträchtigungen - eine physikalische, medizinische und gesellschaftliche Einordnung

S Koch, S Holzheu, M Hundhausen

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    Abstract

    Based on the recent discussion about health impacts of wind turbine noise and infrasound emissions, we present the physical facts and summarize related studies in a narrative review. We are exposed to infrasound emissions from different sources, where wind turbine farms do not cause particularly high infrasound emissions. Epidemiological studies found no association between wind turbine farms and the incidence of diabetes mellitus, heart attacks, strokes and medication with antihypertensive drugs, but a more frequent prescription of sleep medication. In contrast, key indicators of objective sleep outcomes are not impacted by wind turbine noise. Health complaints are more frequently proven, if anti-wind-turbine-groups were active, which is consistent with the psychogenic hypotheses with nocebo effects likely play an important role. Without evidence of health impacts from wind turbine farms, an ongoing slowdown in the urgently needed expansion of renewable energies is not justifiable.

    Bidragets oversatte titelWind turbine and infrasound: No evidence for health-related impairment - a physical, medical and social report
    OriginalsprogTysk
    Sider (fra-til)112-118
    Antal sider7
    TidsskriftDeutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
    Vol/bind147
    Udgave nummer3
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - jan. 2022

    Bibliografisk note

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    Emneord

    • Humans
    • Noise/adverse effects
    • Power Plants
    • Sleep

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