The first peer reviewed scientific journal devoted solely to the impacts of wind turbines on communities was published today by SAGE Publications Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society. According to the SAGE website: The goal of the Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society is to provide a means of communication within as wide of a spectrum of the STS community as possible. This includes faculty and students from sciences, engineering, the humanities, and social science in the newly emerging groups on university and college campuses, and in the high school systems, all of which teach integrative STS subjectmatters. It also includes professionals in government, industry anduniversities, ranging from philosophers and historians of science tosocial scientists concerned with the effects of science and technology, scientists and engineers involved with the study andpolicy-making of their own craft, and the concerned general leader. Athird category of readers represents “society”: all journalists dealing with the impacts of science and technology in their respected fields, the public interest groups and the attentive public.”
The groundbreaking Special Edition called WINDFARMS, COMMUNITIES AND ECOSYSTEMS PART I, features peer reviewed articles documenting adverse health effects and their cause from wind turbine installations.
Subjects range from an original case definition by Dr. Robert McMurtry of Ontario Canada, to noise characteristics and their impacts on communities in Australia by Dr. Bob Thorne, New Zealand. One featured article describes the specific and unique nature of wind turbine noise while another speaks to impacts of wind turbines on sleep disturbance and how this affects human health.
Two other articles of great importance are an epidemiological analysis of the WindVoice Health Survey (Krogh et al). This case series, begun in February 2008 in Ontario Canada, chronicles the many health outcomes experienced by people in Ontario living within the environs of wind turbine installations.
The other article follows the thread of the way those suffering receive no support from their government or community and how that lack of social justice is creating a whole new set of issues for victims of wind turbines.
Critics of those who are calling for stringent, authoritative guidelines regarding the locating of wind developments have continuously claimed there is a lack of peer reviewed evidence. This claim is false and now SAGE will be adding to that existing body of research including further context andcurrent up to date research.
“The first peer reviewed scientific journal devoted solely to the impacts of wind turbines on communities was published today by SAGE Publications Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society. According to the SAGE website: The goal of the Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society is to provide a means of communication within as wide of a spectrum of the STS community as possible.”…
For anyone that would like to access copies of the recently published peer reviewed studies you can either go online or call SAGE and ask for the BSTS (Bulletin of Science Technology and Society) journal representative
Go online and register at http://bst.sagepub.com/ or
Call BSTS – SAGE publications: 1 800 818 7243 – punch in for journals, punch in for the BSTS.
Ask for the individual $100 subscription fee for BSTS.