South Australian cattle farmer David Mortimer allowed wind turbines to be built on his property in 2004. Now he says the turbines have made him ill.
"Mostly I've had sleep-related problems," Mortimer told The Guardian. "At night I get a deep rumbling sensation in my head which makes it hard to get to sleep. I also get a pulsing in my heart that does not correlate to my heartbeat. It gives me an acute sense of anxiety and arrhythmia that goes on for days."
Are the wind turbines making Mortimer sick? Or has he been fooled by anti-wind activists into thinking that he is sick?
Simon Chapman, a professor of public health at Sydney University, says it's the latter. He led a team of four scientists that concluded that ailments afflicting some people who live near wind farms -- often described as "wind turbine syndrome" or "vibro-acoustic disease" -- are merely "communicated diseases."