Reference : Health related guidelines for wind farms in Belgiu m
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Health related guidelines for wind farms in Belgiu m
[en] Health related guidelines for wind farms in Belgiu m
van den Berg, Frits mailto [GGD Amsterdam Public Health Service > > > >]
Passchier, Wim [Maastricht University, > Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences > Department of Toxicology > >]
Botteldooren, Dick [Ghent University > > Acoustics Research Group, INTEC, > >]
Deggoui, Naïma [Université de Louvain > Academic Hospital Saint-Luc,, > > >]
Fallon, Catherine mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de science politique > Département de science politique >]
Hens, Luc [Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (V ITO) > > > >]
Nemerlin, Jean mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > > CARE - CEDIA >]
Pauluis, Jean [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences de la santé publique > Département des sciences de la santé publique >]
Pepermans, Yves [Universiteit Antwerpen > , Faculteit Politieke & Socia le Wetenschappen, > > >]
15-18 septembre 2013
[en] wind turbine noise ; noise exposure ; quality of life
[en] In 2011 the Belgian authorities have asked the Supe
rior Health Council (SHC) to advise on the health e
of wind farms. A working group of experts with diff
erent backgrounds was put together to assess all th
available literature. This group considered the req
uest in the context of sustainable development and
an advice that was reviewed by two international ex
perts. It is expected that the advice will be publi
shed in
the spring of 2013.
The advice mentions direct effects of operational w
ind turbines that may have negative consequences fo
r the
health and well-being of neighbouring people. It st
resses the importance of factors such as the change
landscape, the possible intrusion on people’s attac
hment to their environment and the effect of local
economic benefits and costs associated with a wind
energy project. Also, the perception of the future
of life will determine the social acceptance of a w
ind project by a local community. The advice gives
number of recommendations to better deal with all t
hese aspects. The paper will give an overview and
explanation of these recommendations.
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