Wind Energy and Your Health
More than 48,000 wind turbines are in operation in the United States today, safely generating electricity for our nation.
Wind energy is one of the healthiest forms of energy generation in the world because it releases no greenhouse gases, soot, or carbon into the atmosphere. It does not consume valuable fresh water or produce water pollution.
Apex wind projects are built in full compliance with local, state, and federal safety regulations to protect the health and welfare of landowners, maintenance teams, and others.
Key Findings from Major Health Impact Studies
Government- and university-sponsored studies around the world have repeatedly confirmed that modern wind turbines pose no threat to public health. Over 17 independent reviews of the existing science on wind energy and health have reached the same conclusion:
“There is no evidence for a set of health effects from exposure to wind turbines that could be characterized as a ‘Wind Turbine Syndrome.’”
— Massachusetts Department of Public Health, “Wind Turbine Health Impact Study: Report of Independent Expert Panel,” January 2012