World Council for Nature

Wind turbines: effects on animals


List of scientific and other literature evidencing the adverse effects of infrasound on animals

For the record, people are affected as well: see Nº 3 at the end of the list

In the case of wind turbines, low frequency noise and frequency/amplitude modulation are also involved



1) WCFN ARTICLES:

1600 miscarriages + FOOTNOTES, SOME LINKING TO ARTICLES OR STUDIES NOT REPRODUCED HERE

wind farms and birth defects + FOOTNOTES, SOME LINKING TO ARTICLES OR STUDIES NOT REPRODUCED HERE

Another horror story from Denmark + FOOTNOTES, SOME LINKING TO ARTICLES OR STUDIES NOT REPRODUCED HERE

wind turbines disrupt ovulation + FOOTNOTES, SOME LINKING TO ARTICLES OR STUDIES NOT REPRODUCED HERE

wind turbines and deformities + FOOTNOTES, SOME LINKING TO ARTICLES OR STUDIES NOT REPRODUCED HERE


2) OTHER:

Wind turbines cause chronic stress in badgers –
Journal of Wildlife Diseases July 2016 http://en.friends-against-wind.org/health/wind-turbines-cause-chronic-stress-in-badgers

Wind turbines and pigs – article from Annals of Animal Science | October 2015 http://en.friends-against-wind.org/health/wind-turbine-and-meat-quality-of-pigs

Yann Joly, France, sues windfarm owner in the amount of €350,000 for making his dairy cows sick. Voice of America reports in a video: http://www.voanews.com/media/video/french-farmer-sues-wind-farm-over-stressed-cows/3096848.html

More about this case:

http://en.friends-against-wind.org/justice/french-farmer-sues-energy-giant-after-wind-turbines-make-cows-sick
http://en.friends-against-wind.org/justice/un-eleveur-porte-plainte-contre-un-operateur-eolien (subtitled video)

Ludovic Ossedat – Allier, France – complains that milk quality goes down when the wind turbines are spinning.
http://fr.friends-against-wind.org/films/eoliennes-la-bataille-des-villages 

Others:

http://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/news/2011/animals-too-suffer-from-wind-turbine-syndrome/

http://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/news/2010/i-want-you-to-know-what-i-went-through-wisconsin/

http://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/news/2010/dairy-cattle-suffer-from-wind-turbine-syndrome-japan/

http://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/news/2010/nine-goats-have-died-since-december-illinois/

http://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/news/2011/one-third-of-the-dairy-herd-died-since-the-turbines-began-operation-wisconsin/



Background research on infrasound:  peer-reviewed studies as published by the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21946944
Infrasound may cause damage to the central nervous system through the Ca²⁺‑mediated apoptotic pathway in hippocampal neurons.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24634254
Infrasound can cause impairment of learning and memory.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23691087
Infrasound can cause avoidance reactions (fleeing) in salmons.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23632742
Infrasound can induce oxidative damage in rat cardiomyocytes by inactivating PPAR-γ.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24597302
Some adverse effects of raising geese close to wind turbines.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23046076
Infrasound at 2 and 6 Hz stimulates bacteria proliferation, but inhibits at it 4, 8, and 10 Hz.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24002225
Evidence that glial cell-expressed TRPV4 is a potential key factor responsible for infrasound-induced neuronal impairment.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24746834
Epigallocatechin gallate can be used as a promising drug for the treatment of infrasound-induced central nervous system damage.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25175368
Infrasound promotes proliferation and inhibits apoptosis in bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23165942
Infrasound can enhance the chemotherapeutic effects of cisplatin in a clinical setting.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23959686
Tractors should be tested re: infrasonic noise levels.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25092127
Chicken are more sensitive to infrasound than humans, even more than the homing pigeon.

http://informahealthcare.com/doi/full/10.3109/15368378.2014.906449
Effects of infrasound on the proliferation of E. coli K-12 cells (bacteria) – (unlike the others, a subscription is needed for this article).

Not to forget the Russian review of scientific literature on the health effects of infrasound, where we find these interesting quotes, on page 4:

“I – Infrasound of > 185 dB, which is of fatal danger (the variable pressure of such levels can induce pulmonary alveolar rupture).”

“IV – Infrasound of < 120 dB, which is not health harmful if its exposure time is less than several minutes; reactions of the long-time exposure are the subject for future studies.”

Read more: Dr. Vladimir Stepanov




3) For the record, people are affected as well: EFFECTS ON HUMANS

15 years of investigation into the adverse health effects of wind turbines on humans: http://hearinghealthmatters.org/hearingnewswatch/2016/wind-turbines-noise-and-health/

Link to the resulting scientific paper: http://hearinghealthmatters.org/journalresearchposters/files/2016/09/Final-Final-16-09-30-Wind-Turbine-Noise-Final-Manuscript-HHTM-Punch-James.pdf


And here is evidence of the dishonest maneuvers which allowed governments world wide to pretend there was nothing wrong with wind turbines:
http://cdn.knightlab.com/libs/timeline/latest/embed/index.html?source=0Ak2bgr7C0nhPdGR3S1lEekU3T3p4ZDhUNDdRV2Y2ZkE&font=Bevan-PotanoSans&maptype=toner&lang=en&height=650


Some of the peer-reviewed studies proving a problem does exist:
https://stopthesethings.com/2014/12/17/21-peer-reviewed-articles-on-the-adverse-health-effects-of-wind-turbine-noise/


The Waubra foundation, of Australia, is the leading institution in the study of health effects of wind turbines. Most of the useful information on that subject will be found on its site: http://waubrafoundation.org.au/   Shamelessly, special interests have vowed to silence the foundation by asking the courts to disallow its charity status, thereby cutting its crowd funding. The foundation is now fighting in court for its survival. Yet the Foundation does not receive any subsidies from the public purse. How corrupt is a system that permits the persecution of honest, decent, courageous individuals that fight to stop proven harm from being done to people?