Two wind turbines towering located in the Cape Cod community of Falmouth, Massachusetts were intended to produce green energy and savings but after less than two years it appears they may instead be creating health issues to neighbors causing the town to consider their removal.
In the haste to reduce carbon emissions of standard fossil fuel generators, cities and towns have been given incentives to install green alternative energy producers. Unfortunately, it appears there maybe be unintended consequences from some of these programs.
Observational and case studies appear to show a broad range of health problems associated with the wind turbines including headaches, migraines, sleep disturbance, negative effects on psychological well-being, among others. A Canadian study has been commissioned beginning this month, to review the health and stress disturbances of residents who live in the vicinity of wind turbines.
The residents of Falmouth probably wish they had waited until this study was complete before spending all the money to install the turbines and now possibly spend as much, if not more, to remove them.