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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B51/S20.072

POTENTIAL IMPACTS OF WIND POWER PLANTS ON HUMAN HEALTH

S. Bartusek, A. Skacel,
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-17-9 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 5, Vol. 1, 525-536 pp

ABSTRACT
In relation with the development of renewable sources of energy investors suggest in many locations the construction of wind power plants. One of the regulating factors is the impacts of the wind power plants on the environment and human health. During long-term operation of wind power plants the habitat can be loaded with increased noise, which may affect the psychological well-being of citizens, and in some cases even it can physiological damage the hearing. The paper describes the specific parameters that are used in the evaluation of the impact of wind power plants on the exposed population. The influence is evaluated on the basis of a mathematical model of noise spreading from facility operations and practical terrain measurement of noise, taking into account the background noise at the site prior to the implementation plan. On a model example were evaluated potential effects on human health in the are and the expression of specific health injury symptoms, which may be caused wit the operating of wind power plant. The paper also contains a relationship between dos and effect of damage to individual acts of public health.

Keywords: Wind energy, human health risk, noise, noise distribution modelling.