In an effort to address climate change, governments have pursued policies that seek to reduce greenhouse gases. alternative energy including wind power, has been proposed by some as the preferred approach. Few would debate the need to reduce air pollution, but the reduction is important not only for efficiency but also for health protection. The topic of adverse health effects is the environs of Industrial Wind Turbines (AHE/IWT) has proven to be controversial and can present physicians with challenges regarding the management of an exposure to IWT. Rural physicians in particular must be aware of the possibility of people presenting to their practices with a variety of sometimes confusing complainants. An earlier version of the diagnostic criteria for AHE/IWT was published in Aug 2011. A revised case definition and a model for a study to establish a confirmed diagnosis is proposed.
[The healthcare practitioner applying the criteria must be licensed to take a medical or health history and to make a diagnosis. Physicians should consider that children are also affected but in ways sufficiently different from adults}
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