It’s an issued widely debated onAM740’s Goldhawk Fights back; the effects of wind turbines on people’s health.
The amount of the stress hormone cortisol found in people’s hair could help scientists understand the potential health impacts that may arise from exposure to low-frequency noise and vibrations from wind turbines.
Now, the federal government plans to study the hair of up to 12-hundred people who live near wind turbines Starting in May.
Some people who live near the turbines complain of sleep disorders, headaches, depression, anxiety and even blood pressure changes.
The wind energy industry, on the other hand, insists turbines are a safe, clean source of power.
Turbines now supply 2.3 per cent of Canada’s electricity.