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How Does Wind Energy Affect Humans' Health & Safety?

Updated on April 12, 2015

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Introduction

Wind energy science fair projects can be very interesting to work on. Not only do they provide students with the chance to really explore cutting edge technology processes, but they also provide them with the opportunity to use their creativity and imagination in order to explore areas of this concept that have been neglected by other scientists. One subject that has been neglected is the health and safety impacts of wind energy on humans.

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Energy science fair projects usually focus on the physics of energy, as opposed to the impact that it produces in biological terms. However, life forms are just collections of energy which can be impacted by external sources of energy, such as those produced by wind energy. If you are interested in how wind energy impacts human health and safety then the relationship between bioenergy fields and wind energy fields can be examined.

Pollution

Pollution is an issue that energy producers all have to contend with in their professional field. On the positive side wind energy produces far less air pollution than any other renewable energy available. This fact means that wind energy can be used to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which reduces pathogens in the air that can lead to asthma, cancers and other respiratory system disorders.

On the negative side, wind energy can produce other types of pollution. One form of pollution that wind turbines produce is noise pollution. This can lead to escalated cases of headaches, nausea and other physical symptoms. If severe enough noise pollution can also lead to hearing loss.

Occupational Safety

Wind turbines can be used to produce reliable and clean energy. However, the people that work on wind turbines have to face severe occupation hazards. This is because they have to climb up the turbine, which can extend multiple stories into the air, in order to work on them. Even general maintenance of a wind turbine will require safety straps, climbing gear and other safety precautions. If a person were to fall off a wind turbine then they could be gravely injured or even killed.

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Health Science Fair Projects

Wind energy can have a number of impacts on human health and safety. This is something to consider when you are trying to come up with a good science fair project idea. This area of concentration can be a fertile field for new and novel ideas that will not be commonly found at science fairs.

The first area of concentration is health science fair project ideas that relate to wind energy. Here you can come up with ideas related to how wind energy impacts human health. For example, you can look at how the manufacturing of wind turbines produces toxins or pollutants, you can look at how the use of wind turbines can reduce air pollution or you can examine how humans physically react to the presence of wind turbines in their environment.

The second area of concentration is safety science fair project ideas that relate to wind energy. This area of concentration will relate to how safe it is to use wind energy. You can examine safety concerns of having wind turbines on your property, how safe it is to work with wind turbines or you can examine safety measures that have already been implemented to protect humans from hazards associated with wind turbines and wind energy.

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      7 years ago

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