Dr. Arlene King – talking head for the lobbyists?

Ontario MOH’s stance on turbines a concern – Owen Sound Sun Times

In a Dec. 9 letter in support of wind farms, Dr. Arlene King implies that : 1) the European World Health Organization (WHO) night-time noise standard of less than 40 dB at the nearest residence is protective of human health, and, 2) the absence of scientific evidence causally linking wind turbine noise to adverse health effects means that there are no effects.

1) In Ontario the relevant law is a prohibition of noise emissions that cause or may cause an adverse effect, including: “harm or material discomfort to any person; an adverse effect on the health of any person; and, loss of enjoyment of normal use of property”. (Ontario Environmental Protection Act paragraphs 1, 14).

The European WHO 40 dB guideline is irrelevant in Ontario.

2) Even if there were no scientific evidence causally linking turbine noise to adverse effects, it would not follow that there is no effect. It would mean only that no effect has been measured and causally linked.

Implying that absence of proof of an adverse effect means that there is no effect is a bit like the tobacco companies of the 1950s insisting that their products were safe because “there is no scientific evidence proving that smoking cigarettes is harmful.”

The Ontario medical officer of health is a civil servant charged with protection of the health of all Ontarians.

Should we be worried that Dr. King sounds like a talking head from the tobacco companies?

Craig Gammie Sauble Beach

9 thoughts on “Dr. Arlene King – talking head for the lobbyists?

  1. Really what else do we expect her to say? The government is so entrenched with this ridiculous wind power concept that they will go to any length to force it on us. Why did McGuinty get elected a second time, even-tough we knew he did not keep his election promises?
    The job creation numbers are just pie in the sky, like any other government project cost estimate.

  2. No point in expecting justice from an openly corrupt government!

    These bozos’ had better be careful imposing anarchy upon the people…

    That is a sword with both edges sharpened!


  3. Did they mention they closed a wind plant in Hamilton and laid off 600 people, no you only heard about the new plant in Tillisonberg that is going to hire 200 people.
    Mc Guinty is giving you a 10% rebate on your hydro bills, but did he mention he already raised your taxes to cover this. No he did not.

  4. I always thought that a Premiere was there to protect the people of the Province that elected him to power. It seems we were mistaken we elected a DICTATOR, AS ARE ALL HIS MPP’S .
    He has not done his job, he should be tried in court for the damage he has done to this province and to the harm he has caused the people of Ontario.

  5. Is Dr King doing any investigation on SMART METERS ?


    SMART METERS WILL ALLOW YOUR GOVERNMENT / POWER PROVIDER TO CANCEL YOUR HYDRO if your usage is too high or there is a brown-out..

    ” It is the plan of power authorities worldwide to replace current disk-style hydro power meters with digital “Smart Meters.” These are wireless devices that use radiofrequency waves to transmit information about each household’s electrical consumption.

    They are being enthusiastically promoted by governments and industry as a “green initiative,” supposedly enabling hydro companies to efficiently monitor consumption during peak and “down” times, and encourage wise use of energy.

    The vision is that Smart Meters will eventually be one component of an even wider ranging “Smart Grid.”

    The information-carrying radio waves, transmitting 24/7, will effectively blanket homes and neighbourhoods with RADIATION that could adversely affect not just humans but all living systems.

    In particular, these meters have the potential to affect not only electrohypersensitive persons, but children and pregnant women, persons with medical conditions such as heart arrhythmia, those with compromised immune systems, and others who rely on medical and/or metal implants or equipment.

    In addition to health concerns, Smart Meters bring with them questions about fire and security hazards.”


  6. So much for Dr. King’s oath of “primum non nocere” – politics and medicine don’t mix, and ignoring known ill effects from low frequency noise will return to bite her – what goes around always comes around.

  7. Randy,

    Thank you for the video. It is truly a wake up call. I had no idea of the dangers of everyday usage of computers and such. What have we done in our reckless pursuit of communication without proper safety precautions.

  8. For those who are confused by current Liberal Tactics (of even more confusions…)


    From George Orwell….

    “”The power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them….To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just so long as it is needed, to deny the existence of objective reality and all the while to take account of the reality which one denies — all this is indispensably necessary. Even in using the word doublethink it is necessary to exercise doublethink. For by using the word one admits that one is tampering with reality; by a fresh act of doublethink one erases this knowledge; and so on indefinitely, with the lie always one leap ahead of the truth.”


    The truth shall set you free? Don’t believe it. When the facts are mixed in the blender of political convenience it becomes near impossible to separate fact, fiction, reality and fantasy.

    How many months to go? It’s too many isn’t it?

  9. I just heard that a test Tower is up on the farmland beside our farm. Yet the Township sold us permits to build Accessory Building to house a family member. About 8 families bought permits and built these homes. Now the rules are changed in that an accessory home will have no set back… as though it is not there with family living inside. Our permits were purchased the same day last year as the notice from wind company, a notice of engagement was put in the paper… How where we to know? This should be against the law… a home is a home.

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