Well that is what the Wind Industry and their champions at the DECC and the Scottish Government will say. There has been a great raft of peer reviewed studies of health issues which have to date been ignored. However as we saw in Australia and are seeing in the US with class actions against wind developments, there is a mood for reality.
The Royal Society of Medicine has just produced this report: Diagnostic criteria for adverse health effects in the environs of wind turbines which is worth consideration.
In an effort to address climate change, governments have
pursued policies that seek to reduce greenhouse gases.
Alternative energy, including wind power, has been proposed
by some as the preferred approach. Few would
debate the need to reduce air pollution, but the means
of achieving this reduction is important not only for efficiency
but also for health protection. The topic of adverse
health effects in the environs of industrial wind turbines
(AHE/IWT) has proven to be controversial and can present
physicians with challenges regarding the management of an
exposure to IWT. Rural physicians in particular must be
aware of the possibility of people presenting to their practices
with a variety of sometimes confusing complaints.
An earlier version of the diagnostic criteria for AHE/IWT
was published in August 2011. A revised case definition and
a model for a study to establish a confirmed diagnosis is