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Health Canada in partnership with Statistics Canada, Wind Turbine Noise and Health Study, November 2014.  
This landmark study is the most comprehensive of its kind and concluded that there is no evidence of a causal relationship between exposure to wind turbine noise and self-reported medical illnesses and health conditions.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Wind Turbines and Health: A Critical Review of the Scientific Literature, November 2014. 
MIT conducted a comprehensive and multidisciplinary review of literature on wind turbines and human health, and the results were published in The Journal of Environmental and Occupational Medicine. The major findings and conclusion of this peer-reviewed paper are consistent with other epidemiological studies in the area of wind and health, including there is no clear or consistent association seen between wind turbine noise and any reported disease or other indicators of harm to human health.

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Potential Health Effects of Wind Turbines, January 2012. 
An independent expert panel established by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Public Health gave wind energy a clean bill of health based on analyzing all available scientific studies. The agencies reported, “There is no evidence for a set of health effects from exposure to wind turbines that could be characterized as a ‘Wind Turbine Syndrome’…we conclude the weight of the evidence suggests no association between noise from wind turbines and measures of psychological distress or mental health problems.”

Sierra Club Canada’s June 2011 report, “The Real Truth About Wind Energy.”

The Sierra Club Canada decided it was time to confront the anti-wind fear campaign. The report brings together the best science on the alleged health impacts of wind turbines.

Environmental Defence and Ontario Sustainable Energy Association’s June 2011 report, “Blowing Smoke: Correcting Anti-Wind Myths in Ontario.” 

This report aims to correct the main myths of the anti-wind activists, using credible scientific, mainstream sources to counter the collection of unfounded and unproven opinions promoted by those with only one agenda, to stop wind power.