World Autism Day – Children & Wind Turbines

Concerns raised for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder exposed to noise from industrial wind turbines

“It is likely that children represent a group which is particularly vulnerable to the non-auditory health effects of noise….in view of the fact that children are still developing both physically and cognitively, there is a possible risk that exposure to an environmental stressor such as noise may have irreversible negative consequences for this group…” Stansfeld and Matheson (2003)

It is acknowledged that noise emissions both auditory and non-auditory from wind turbines have particular characteristics which contribute to chronic sleep disturbance, stress, nausea and impaired cognition.

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