Krogh, Terminology – Industrial Wind Turbines & Health Effects
A commentary on the role of terminology – Industrial wind energy facilities and health effects
Carmen Krogh, BScPharm
Terminology such as ‘direct effects’, ‘association’, ‘causation’, ’cause’, ‘causality’ and ‘precaution’ is frequently used when discussing health effects and industrial wind energy facilities.
These terms can be confusing and depending on the context, can divert or blur the understanding of health issues. For example, when someone hears there is no evidence of a “direct” effect the individual may not appreciate the significance of “indirect” health effects.
The purpose of this commentary is to briefly discuss some of the terminology and provide some insight regarding their use.