Health Canada to draft national guidelines for wind projects

01/17/2012 | Canada.com

Health Canada is formulating voluntary wind-siting guidelines that are expected to establish a recommended minimum setback distance between wind turbines and houses. "The voluntary draft guidelines are health-based, and focus on minimizing potential impacts such as sleep disturbance by recommending noise limits, sound measurement standards and minimum setback distances," said Health Canada spokeswoman Olivia Caron. Medical complaints concerning wind turbines are overblown, said David Colby, professor of medicine at the University of Western Ontario.

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