The “parliament” of Germany’s medical profession has called on its leaders to support a halt to further wind farm developments near housing until more research has been undertaken into the possible health impacts of low-frequency noise from wind turbines.

The issue was debated at the German Medical Assembly in Frankfurt on Friday and transferred to the executive board of the German Medical Association.

Association policy adviser Adrian Alexander Jakel confirmed a motion calling for ­research had been forwarded to the board “for further action”.

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Queensland National’s Senator, Matt Canavan gets it. An economist by trade, having worked for the Productivity Commission, he’s got a head for facts and figures. Matt’s reasoned musings have graced the pages of STT a couple times:

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Wind industry told that dB(A) unsuitable to measure LFN emissions from wind turbines

Wind industry informed of how to predict annoyance from LFN emissions from wind turbines at Windpower ’87 Conference. Kelley explains how to measure LFN emissions that annoy neighbours of wind farms. Read more