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dc.contributor.authorShepherd, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorMcBride, David
dc.contributor.authorWelch, David
dc.contributor.authorDirks, Kim
dc.contributor.authorHill, Erin
dc.date.available2012-05-03T04:13:26Z
dc.date.copyright2011
dc.identifier.citationShepherd, D., McBride, D., Welch, D., Dirks, K., & Hill, E. (2011). Wind turbine noise and health-related quality of life of nearby residents: a cross sectional study in New Zealand. Presented at the Fourth International Meeting on Wind Turbine Noise.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/2260
dc.description.abstractHearing allows humans to detect threats in the environment and to communicate with others. However, unwanted sound has the capacity to evoke reflexive and emotional responses, and can act a stressor. The World Health Organisation classifies noise as an environmental pollutant that degrades sleep, quality of life and general health. Previous research provides evidence of a relationship between wind turbine noise and both annoyance and sleep disturbance. However, wind turbines are a relatively new source of community noise, and as such their effects on health have yet to be fully described. We report a study exploring the effect of wind turbine noise on health and well-being in a sample of New Zealand residents living within two kilometres of a wind turbine installation. Our data provide evidence that wind turbine noise can degrade aspects of health-related quality of life and amenity. On this evidence, wind turbine installations should be sited with care and consideration with respect to the communities hosting them.en_NZ
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.subjectWind farm, noise, quality of life, annoyanceen_NZ
dc.titleWind turbine noise and health-related quality of life of nearby residents: a cross sectional study in New Zealanden_NZ
dc.typeConference or Workshop Item (Paper)en_NZ
otago.schoolPreventive and Social Medicineen_NZ
otago.openaccessOpen
dc.description.refereedNon Peer Revieweden_NZ
otago.event.placeRomeen_NZ
otago.event.titleFourth International Meeting on Wind Turbine Noiseen_NZ
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