Federation of Canadian Municipalities asks for Wind Turbine Research

CBC News

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities is asking Ottawa to fund more scientific research into the potential health effects of wind turbines.

The organization has asked the government to focus on two areas: low-frequency noise and electrical disturbances from industrial-scale wind developments. The issue was raised in September by three municipalities from Ontario at a national board of directors meeting.

“It’s to ask the federal minister of health to look in to see if everything is OK for health and safety,” federation president Basil Stewart told CBC News on Tuesday.

Stewart recently oversaw the approval of four wind turbines in his hometown of Summerside, P.E.I., which are expected to start producing power before the end of the month.

“I know we in Summerside followed all the provincial and federal regulations and guidelines,” he said.

“FCM hasn’t take a position on it because there are communities across the country for it and against it.”

Stewart said there’s been no word from Ottawa whether it will pay for new research into these areas.

2 thoughts on “Federation of Canadian Municipalities asks for Wind Turbine Research

  1. Not Just Dizzy – The Long Term Health Results of Wind Turbine Syndrome:
    (How fast this is happening to me; do we get out hearing back?)

    Dr. Christopher Hanning;
    Inadequate sleep has been associated not just with fatigue, sleepiness and cognitive impairment but also with an increased risk of obesity, impaired glucose tolerance (risk of diabetes), high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer and depression.

    Alves-Pereira, Mariana and Castelo Branco, Nuno;
    VAD is associated with the abnormal growth of extra-cellular matrices (collagen and elastin). In VAD, the end-product of collagen and elastin growth is reinforcement of structural integrity. This is seen in blood vessels, cardiac structures, trachea, lung, and kidney of both VAD patients and ILFN-exposed animals.

    Acceptance, as fact, of statements or assertions not supported by any type of valid scientific data, defeats all principles on which true scientific endeavor is founded. Thus, widespread statements claiming no harm is caused by in-home ILFN produced by WT are fallacies that cannot, in good conscience, continue to be perpetuated. In-home ILFN generated by WT can lead to severe health problems, specifically, VAD. Therefore, real and efficient zoning for WT must be scientifically determined, and quickly adopted, in order to competently and responsibly protect Public Health.

  2. It’s one thing for a government to ignore its constituents. It’s another to ignore science. I’m not sure which is more pathetic. Shame on everyone who doesn’t care about the effects of living within 500 metres of a Wind TURBINE.

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