Medical Officer of Health Breaks Ranks with CMOH Dr. Arlene King

Owen Sound, August 17, 2010 – Dr. Hazel Lynn, Medical Officer of Health for the Grey Bruce Health Unit has again broken ranks with Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health over wind turbines.

On a local radio show today Dr. Lynn said she thinks all industrial wind turbine development should be stopped until more is known about their effect on human health.

Dr. Lynn was a contributing author of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Heath literature review called ‘The Potential Health Impacts of Wind Turbines’ published in May of this year.

In a previous interview for the Owen Sound Sun Times in May, Dr. Lynn admitted that she was disappointed that the Dr. Arlene King report left out a “whole section that a couple of us really wanted in there on community health and community disruption.” She went on to say that “Basically, I think they [wind developments] disrupt communities if they are not properly planned and instituted and when you disrupt peoples’ communities they get sick.”

In today’s interview Lynn said her main concern is the turbine setback distance from homes [550m] which in her mind creates the biggest health issue. 

Finally, Dr. Lynn remarked today that rural Ontario is taking the brunt of the impact for the turbines while the power goes to urban centers. She also stated that local councils should not have had their authority removed with regards to controlling industrial wind developments under the Green Energy Act.

The Society for Wind Vigilance is calling for independent clinical health studies of the adverse health effects of industrial wind turbines. The Society calls for authoritative global standards for the locating of wind turbines that protect human health. A complete analysis by The Society of the Dr. Arlene King report on ‘The Potential Health Impacts of Wind Turbines’ can be found at .

6 thoughts on “Medical Officer of Health Breaks Ranks with CMOH Dr. Arlene King

  1. This is really good news. Hopefully, it will break the dam and more follow.

  2. While halting all wind developments and waiting for more data may be an extreme response, certainly placing such wind farms at considerable distances from places where people are living would be a prudent measure while the topics is being researched. The fact that disruptions to community are not being considered does seem to be a glaring hole in the report.

  3. Finally more and more people of importance are coming to grips with the truth about these wind turbines. We have to keep on reaching, making more and more people aware how bad these devices are. The government where ever they could was telling us that there are no health effects associated to wind turbines and now we have an Ontario Medical Officer braking ranks with Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer, this is very good news.

    What follows is strictly political humor this is not an actual conversation:

    Secretary – “Hello this is the office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, how my I direct your call”
    Aid-“This is the Premier’s office calling, the
    Premier would like to speak with the Chief, is she in”
    Secretary – “yes she is, one moment please”
    Simultaneously RING-ER-RING-ER
    Premier – “Yes”
    Chief – “ Yes”
    Aid – “Premier, Chief on line two”
    Secretary – “Chief, Premier on line two”
    Chief – “Good morning Premier”
    Premier – “What’s so good about it”
    Chief – “how may I be of assistance”
    Premier – “I want that Deserter fired, she’s making you look bad, which makes me look even worse. I have enough crap on my table, as it is. The last thing I need is this Deserter telling the rest of Ontario that my Windy Dream Project is disrupting rural communities and making people sick. I am not exactly sure how your May report will be regarded in the next couple of weeks. You promised me that all your Officer’s were on board, I want her __s fired, ASAP then, we can dispel and or spin anything that she says as being said, because we fired her, oh I mean you. I promised the Wind Companies that in Ontario we would be able to keep these truths hidden and now I have this crap. S__ t, I got two of my allies, on my case. One wants me to bring in the Troops and take over the Township of Arran-Elderslie this should scare the hell out of all remaining municipalities. The other keeps on telling me “our biggest problem is the anti-wind groups, we should continue on with the harassing and intimation of their women folk, we have to instill fear in to their minds and screw the Charter of rights and Freedoms, arrest them all like you did at Dump Site 41, if we don’t shut them up, then we won’t be able to continue on with this Sham for much longer”. I got a Minister coming up with all kinds of stupid ideas that are going to cost taxpayers even more money, I, i-i..,”
    Chief – “Premier, are you venting”
    Premier – “Well I suppose I am, you are a Doctor aren’t you”
    Chief – “well, I am kind of out of practice at the moment, I’ve been very busy trying to convince Ontarian’s that there aren’t any health related issues with regards to Turbines, what would you like me to do Premier, pull a rabbit out my __s”
    Premier – “I am sorry Chief, you’re very good, you have a lot of Old Die Heart Liberal’s convinced the wind turbines are the next best thing to sliced bread”
    Chief – “No, I wouldn’t say that exactly, I suspect that they are into it for all the freebie’s, its far better to be ignorant than stupid about something. You can tie any excuse to being ignorant, but you can’t tie any excuses to stupidity”
    Premier – Your right, and lets get back on track, you know Chief are reputations are on the line, I have the Conservative leader starting off his 2011campaign threatening to give the power back to municipalities, and he talking about studies, he’s making our party sound like we are nothing more than bunch of fascists, the leader’s gone on record saying, “the Green Energy Act allows unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats at the Ontario Power Authority to arbitrarily override democratically elected municipal governments and built massive energy projects without any local consultation or consent. This abuse of local democracy is most clearly seen through the proliferation of industrial wind farms throughout the province”, what do you think about those comments”
    Chief – “well maybe he is right because that’s the way the public is starting to view you and the party”
    Premier – “ is that what you think”
    Chief – “yes”
    Premier – “about getting back on track, I want you to get rid of this Deserter and about your comment, I am not exactly comfortable with being considered a fascist by the Ontario public I will have to look into this, it’s on my to do list for now, well I got to run, I have to check something out, I’ve been told that there’s some company proposal that’s been filed to put 30 monster wind turbines up at the cottage, so I got to make sure that this doesn’t happen”
    Chief – “Premier, I have to run as well, done deal her a__ is grass, talk to you soon”
    Premier – “good bye”

  4. Halting all wind development may seem extreme to some. Like stopping drinking drivers or child sex predators, this is a majorly clear-thinking, compassionate and healthy respone – it is the only viable response.

  5. Stop further developments but also give relief to those suffering for nothing. Halt all turbines causing problems to humans and animals. IWTs were built knowing people and animals were being put at risk. Politicians should be made to personally pay to make this right. Not us. Halting these turbines will decrease costs and make the grid more efficient. Most likely reduce carbon output. Imagine that.

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