The smoking gun: The wind industry has covered up NASA’s infrasound research results for two decades
New information has come to light regarding early research into low frequency noise (LFN) and infrasound generated by wind turbines, which allows us to complete the following historical summary:
1. In the 1980s, NASA conducted extensive wind turbine research, which documented adverse effects of low frequency sound (LFN) and infrasound on human health and well-being.
2. In the mid-1990s, the wind industry established wind turbine noise standards that were specifically designed to cover up NASA’s findings.
3. Since then, governments worldwide have been duped into accepting the wind industry’s noise standards as adequate, or have been complicit in adopting them to further their own political interests.
4. In recent years, independent researchers have been rediscovering what NASA and the wind industry have known for decades about LFN and infrasound and their effects on human health.
5. Now, municipalities are considering regulation of LFN and infrasound from wind turbines for health and safety reasons.
Although there are thousands of citizens’ groups opposing wind turbines worldwide, few (if any) have known about NASA’s research and the wind industry’s coverup of their findings until recently. The facts have now been documented in an excellent article and 36-year timeline published by Stop These Things, an Australian anti-wind turbine group. You can read the article here and view the timeline here .
Two items of particular interest are referenced in the timeline:
- A 1985 (!) paper by Nussbaum and Reinis on the medical effects of infrasound on human beings — a collaboration between the Department of Psychology at the University of Waterloo and the Institute of Aerospace Studies at the University of Toronto, available here . This paper makes connections between infrasound and medical symptoms such as headache, fatigue, dizziness and nausea — symptoms being experienced by many people living near wind turbines.
- An article reporting on a municipal by-law that regulates LFN and infrasound from wind turbines (the first in the world) enacted in 2014 by the town of Plympton-Wyoming, Ontario, plus the text of the by-law, available here (scroll down).
So, a major coverup of the health effects of LFN and infrasound, extending over two decades. Very good for the turbine manufacturers, the wind developers and the politicians who aided and abetted them. Very bad for the tens of thousands of ordinary people living near wind turbines who have had to endure debilitating medical symptoms. Recognizing that we can’t change the past, we have to set our sights on changing the future.