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Human health and wellbeing

As for any other technology, actual or perceived social impacts are also associated to wind farm implementation. Effects on human health and wellbeing are among them and are usually related to noise, shadow flicker, operational risk from wind farm such as ice fall, ice throw; fire; and exposure to electromagnetic fields.

People’s concerns are frequently derived from lack of correct information on wind energy, which is often quite difficult to access to. The WinWind project on the one hand recommends transparency to policy makers and market actors as a basis for dealing with such issues and on the other one urges the public to crosscheck information and their sources.

Find out more

The WinWind project analysed the most widespread social acceptance barriers to wind plant deployment, including effects on health and human wellbeing. Here below further readings:

On social acceptance concept and related issues
Taxonomy of social acceptance drivers and barriers. pages 13, 20, 29;

A literature review focussing on health and wellbeing issues associated to wind farming
Technical and socio-economic conditions pages 11, 31-35