Yesterday, Dr. Robert McMurtry, a former Dean of Medicine at the University of Western Ontario, appeared before the Standing Committee on General Government, the Committee reviewing Bill 150. During the proceedings Dr. McMurtry asked the province to conduct a formal study into the health effects of wind turbines. A survey of people living near wind turbines conducted by Dr. McMurtry found the majority of residents suffered from headaches, sleep disturbances and depression.
“Why is the McGuinty government refusing to consider the facts; and why are they prepared to put peoples’ health at risk,” asks Witmer. “I urge the McGuinty government to listen to health experts like Dr. McMurtry and people suffering health problems and take the time to do the necessary, in-depth analysis about the potential health impact of Bill 150.”