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 www.windvigilance.com .