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(NaturalNews) Advocates of so-called "green" energy sources would like for you to believe that alternative methods of producing power have few, if any, drawbacks. This assertion has proven to be untrue in most cases, and wind turbines are no exception.

Since wind farms were first introduced, it has become increasingly apparent that there are many problems associated with their use, and that they are nowhere near as green as we were led to believe.

Aside from not being as efficient in terms of cost to build vs. what they actually produce in the long run, they have been responsible for millions of bird deaths, and the chemicals used in their manufacture are far from green.

For years, people who live near wind turbines have experienced a number of negative physical and psychological effects, but until recently it was unclear what was causing them. Among the reported effects are sleep disturbances and "decline in performance."

But now, it seems at least part of the mystery regarding wind turbines and their effects on humans has been solved.

It has been theorized that "infrasound" waves created by wind turbine rotors might be the cause of the negative effects on humans, but advocates of wind energy have claimed that these low-frequency sounds are below the range of what the human ear can detect, and so the infrasound theories were dismissed by those involved in the industry.

Recently, however, researchers have proven that humans are capable of detecting sound at frequencies as low as 8 Hz, and that low-frequency sounds of the type emitted by wind turbines indeed do have a measurable and observable effect on the human brain.

Dr. Christian Koch of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin headed up the research, which indicated that sounds considered too low for human ears to detect are still registered by the primary auditory cortex of the brain. This part of the brain is responsible for translating "sounds into meaning," to quote The Telegraph.

The researchers also found that another part of the brain -- an area associated with emotions -- became active when volunteers in the experiments were exposed to sounds in low-frequency ranges which, until now, have been considered "inaudible" to humans.

Dr. Koch said:

The observations showed a reaction in certain parts of the brain which play a role in emotions.

This means that a human being has a rather diffuse perception, saying that something is there and that this might involve danger.

All persons concerned explicitly stated that they had heard something.


True to form, wind industry spokespersons were quick to dismiss the results of the research. Gemma Grimes, Director of Onshore Renewables at RenewableUK, was quoted as saying:

The author himself stated that it would be scaremongering to make any a connection between wind farms and public health issues. There is an existing body of peer-reviewed scientific research, which clearly shows that living near a wind farm has no adverse effect on anyone's health, and to suggest otherwise is inaccurate and irresponsible.

What Dr. Koch actually said was this:

Neither scaremongering nor refuting everything is of any help in this situation. Instead, we must try to find out more about how sounds in the limit range of hearing are perceived, Further research is urgently needed.

That statement is quite different than the interpretation it was given by Grimes. Indeed, Dr. Koch cautions against jumping to conclusions without further research being conducted, but he also pointed out that "refuting everything" leads nowhere, either.

It's obvious that more research is warranted, and the wind industry's blanket dismissal not only of all the reports from people living next to wind turbines but also of this recent study, shows just how self-serving these green energy advocates really are.

In addition to wind turbines causing changes in people's brains, another recent study has revealed that statins, the harmful drugs prescribed to over 32 million Americans, actually cause patients to become aggressive, violent, suicidal and even homicidal. Read more here.

Sources:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

http://www.breitbart.com

http://www.dailymail.co.uk
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