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Health is a top priority for Kruger Energy.  Public health officials have confirmed that no health problems have been reported in populations living next to operating wind farms in various regions of Québec (particularly in Gaspésie where wind farms have been in operation for more than ten years).

Infrasound from wind turbines is a frequent concern.  Very low frequency infrasound is imperceptible to the human ear, and scientific studies indicate that the levels of infrasound emitted by a wind turbine have no impact on human health.

Electromagnetic fields generated by wind turbines are another concern.  Like all household appliances, wind turbines produce weak electromagnetic fields.  Studies conducted to date have not shown that those electromagnetic fields may affect human health.  All electrical transmission lines for the Montérégie Wind Farm Project are buried, which reduces the emission of magnetic fields.



[1] AGENCE DE LA SANTÉ  ET DES SERVICES SOCIAUX DE LA MONTÉRÉGIE. Réponses aux questions du document DQ1, March 23, 2011, 3 pages, available at http://www.bape.gouv.qc.ca/sections/mandats/eole_saint-valentin/documents/DQ1.1.pdf

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