Currently, there is insufficient evidence to conclude whether or not there is a relationship between exposure to the noise from wind turbines and adverse human health effects, although community annoyance and other concerns have been reported to Health Canada and in the scientific literature.
Health Canada is working with external experts in the areas of noise, health assessment, clinical medicine and epidemiology, to design a research study that will explore the relationship between wind turbine noise and the extent of health effects reported by, and objectively measured in, those living near wind power developments.
The study is currently available for a 30-day public input period. To review the study and to submit your comments, please visit, http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/consult/_2012/wind_turbine-eoliennes/index-eng.php
All findings, as well as details of the methodology, will be released and published on the Health Canada website upon completion of the study.
The draft methodology is open for comment starting July 10, 2012 until August 08, 2012.