About this Research Topic
In 2011 there were roughly fifteen articles in the peer-reviewed scientific literature that specifically addressed issues related to human health and wind turbines. Today that number has grown to closer to 60. Much of this peer-reviewed information, as well as information from government agency reports, popular literature and internet sources (websites, opinion pieces, conference proceedings, and unpublished documents) has been used in legal hearings and regulatory decisions about wind turbines siting around the world.
The purpose of this Research Topic is to bring together global experts who are engaged in this debate (environmental health scientists, medical doctors, epidemiologists, acousticians, lawyers, policy makers and risk communicators) to provide an up-to-date weight of evidence discussion on the issue of wind turbines and human health. This Research Topic will be a comprehensive resource that will allow those interested in the subject to access up-to-date information from a well known and credible source (Frontiers/Nature).
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.