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Letters Wind turbine noise

Editorial ignored 17 reviews on wind turbines and health

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 15 May 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e3366
  1. Simon Chapman, professor of public health1
  1. 1School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
  1. simon.chapman{at}

Hanning and Evans, who declare histories of anti-wind farm activity, say that a large body of evidence now exists that wind turbines within permissible distances from housing disturb sleep and impair health.1 They are correct about a large body of evidence, but not in their interpretation of its conclusions.

There are 17 reviews of the evidence, nearly all with an “independent” provenance.2 None …

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