German Doctors Spell Out the Serious Harm Caused by Wind Turbine Infrasound

Sonic torture trap: evidence of harm mounts every single day.


The wind industry has known about, attempted to cover up and lied about the adverse health effects caused by incessant turbine generated low-frequency noise and infrasound for over 30 years; and knowing full-well that the dB(A) weighting is irrelevant to measuring the low-frequency noise spectrum, wrote their own ‘rules’ that even make the risible claim wind turbines don’t generate infrasound at all.

The noise emissions from these things are, for thousands of unfortunate neighbours, a constant form of sonic torture that, of course, can’t be hidden.

Slowly, but surely, methodical Medicos are gathering the evidence that proves what victims have known all along: constant exposure to low-frequency noise and infrasound is a serious human health hazard.

And the efforts to protect people from further, and utterly unnecessary harm, include those from German Doctors, like Johannes Mayer.  Dr Mayer appears in the video below (which unfortunately hasn’t been subtitled in English); however, the thrust of his findings are laid out by NoTricksZone.

German Medical Doctors Warn Hazards Of Wind Turbine Infrasound Are Very Real, Worse Than First Thought!
Pierre Gosselin
4 March 2016

Dr. med Johannes Mayer made a presentation on the serious hazards of infrasound (1 – 20 Hz) from wind turbines saying: “It is unbelievable the flood of international scientific publications that has appeared over the last one and half years.”



In the presentation Mayer cites “120 scientific papers” confirming the hazardous impacts of infrasound on human health.

Bogus claims infrasound is safe

Mayer blasts the lobby-backed claims (based on measurements taken by unsuitable instruments) that infrasound generated by wind turbines is harmless to humans and wildlife and presents a number of studies showing how the very opposite is true.

At 7:35 Mayer tells the audience that 5 years ago he also used to believe that infrasound was not a real factor for anyone a kilometer or further away from the source. But after having researched the new literature on the topic he concluded that infrasound is a serious factor on the health of humans even at far greater distances.

At the 8:20 mark Mayer explains how infrasound acts on the human inner ear and interacts with the brain, and the serious effects it can have on the human organs, citing a study from medical journal Lancet. “It’s confirmed by numerous scientific papers,” Mayer tells the audience. At 9:15 Mayer presents:

The short term effects on infrasound

– pressure in the ears

– anxiety feelings

– dizziness

– exhaustion

– tiredness in the morning

– respiration disturbance

Also experiments have been done on animals, and results show profound impacts on their physiology and health, ranging from changes in hormone levels and immunological parameters to damage to lung tissue, Mayer shows. At 10:08 he presents:

The long term impacts of infrasound:

– chronic respiratory disorders

– chronic stress and sleep disorders from higher stress hormone levels

– emotional disorder, depression, burnout

– high blood pressure, heart disease

And the symptoms of infrasound illness:

– depression

– irritability

– tension

– headache

– mental and physical exhaustion

– concentration and sleep disorders

– noise sensitization

All of this is caused the constant low pressure waves acting on the inner ear and fooling the body into thinking it is in motion when in fact it is not. Infrasound interferes with the body’s natural biorhythms. Mayer concludes this results in infrasound from wind turbines being “a problem to be taken very seriously”.

Especially dangerous for pregnant women

At the 15:50 mark Mayer reminds the audience that even European officials issued directives regulating infrasound and pregnant women, writing that “they should not perform activities that could generate strong low frequency vibrations because they could increase the risk of a miscarriage or premature birth.”

Mayer emphasizes that the effects of infrasound are not something imagined in people’s heads, but are in fact very real. It is even diagnosed as an illness by doctors.

“Turbines should not even be in sight”

Mayer blasts wind-turbine German government agencies for their refusal to acknowledge the very real health facts and for blindly following everything the wind lobby tells them. He cites medical expert Dr. Reinhard Bartsch of the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena (20:35):

“From today’s level of knowledge wind turbines should be placed only far away from residential areas, and better: they should not even be in sight.”

At the 21-minute mark Mayer presents major publications on infrasound. Studies by Thorne and Salt show that up to 40% of people are sensitive to infrasound and that the health of these people who live near wind parks is “considerably and seriously affected (injured) by this noise”.

Finally, a Canadian review of 62 scientific publications appearing in the Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine concluded that industrial wind turbines have “negative health impacts” on people who live in their vicinity.

Mayer praises regulations on distances from homes in Canada and New Zealand, which restrict the construction of wind turbines to 4 and 3 km away respectively.


16 thoughts on “German Doctors Spell Out the Serious Harm Caused by Wind Turbine Infrasound

  1. Senator John Madigan has in Parliament asked for a Moratorium on any new installations until the medical research has been completed. Lets all send to our MP’s a letter of support for this Moratorium.
    Of course this will be aggressively fought off by the industry and its Labor, Greens and others supporters but what they should understand is that the truth is out there even now, as this article shows and they should accept that not supporting such a thing leaves them open to be considered willing supporters of torture on those who like others will suffer the consequence of their in-action.
    It can no longer be acceptable for anyone to continue to install these things, especially under the current irregular regulations.
    That the industry when dictating what the noise regulations should be, knowingly left out a noise/sound that they were well aware caused adverse health effects, just to ensure they could get away with destroying people’s health and lives while making money, is something the industry should be brought to account over – they should have to face not only courts within individual nations, but in the Hague International Criminal Court.
    Knowingly placing people in harm’s way just to be able to make money is a crime against Humanity, and Governments need to remember they are not faultless, they have been warned, they have had evidence placed in front of them, they too should be considered criminals as they have not ensured the safety of their people.
    At the very least the Australian Parliament should impose a moratorium on any more being installed and all those where people have reported adverse health effects switched off.

  2. maybe someone in ontario needs to file a class action law suit againsst the turbine companies and the ontario government . your lawyer should be asking for a study on infrasound. and you can quote different papers that prove it is a health hazzard

  3. On the bottom of this article it states canada restricts turbines to 4 Kim’s away. Not true. Turbines are allow 550 meters of hall a kilometre from homes.
    Our corrupt Liberal govt politicians in Ontario care about rural citizens the same way that Hitler cared about the Jews!

    1. Our Ontario government has sacrificed it’s rural population for their Green Dream and Big Wind here in West Lincoln Ontario rewards host farmers with an even shorter setback distance as low as 350 meters. These homes will be abandoned. What a nightmare in the making.

    1. The corrupt liberal govt of Ontario has not been duped. They know turbines harm human health but they don’t care as long as they get rich.

  4. Thanks for posting this article! It ought to compel people everywhere to demand that these turbines be turned off.
    I would encourage everyone to make this article move as rapidly as possible throughout communication networks of every sort.
    Send it to your health care protectors at every level of government.

  5. Further to that, the wind turbines should not be sited ANYWHERE at any distance because they are economically useless.

  6. Wrong, at least in Ontario: “Mayer praises regulations on distances from homes in Canada …which restrict the construction of wind turbines to 4 km away…” It’s only 550 metres!

  7. I live in Ontario, Canada, and I am surrounded by huge, 3MW wind turbines, starting as close as 550 meters from the center of our home, to the center of the nearest wind turbine. Countless wind turbines within our sight. Canada is NOT protective of humans, or animals, when it comes to wind turbine siting.

  8. I believe that aircraft wake turbulence separation distances should be adopted as a precautionary measure to act as a guide for planning how far wind turbines should be located from homes. At least 4 to 8 nautical miles depending on the size of the turbines. See aviation link below.

    Click to access SPP_ADC_Wake_separation.pdf

    As more evidence comes to light, I feel sure that in future this distance will have to be increased. An acoustician recently stated to me that infrasound from wind farms has now been detected out beyond 70 kilometres.

    However, I also feel that these things are such an intrusion into our lives, our health, the environment, wildlife and the landscape that enough is enough!

    Industrial wind turbines are ‘BAD’ energy. Full stop.

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