Studies from New Zealand and Australia show that health complaints blamed on wind turbines are generally spread by the power of suggestion, writes Canadian academic and environmentalist David Suzuki. A review of available data by a panel created by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection found no scientific evidence to back most claims of the so-called wind turbine syndrome, Suzuki notes. At worst, wind turbines "may cause annoyance and sleep disruption," but these can be easily remedied by setback rules, Suzuki states.

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