Carmen Krogh & Brett Horner Submissions
Submission July 30, 2012
Open letter_Preliminary Submission Health Canada health study August 5, 2012
Draft proposal_dose response wind turbines_May4 2012
NHMRC open letter July 31 2012
Letter – WCO to MOE – 12-01-03 – FINAL
WCO – Letter to Ministers – REVISED – 11 11 23
Summary_peer reviewed references_March_2012
Health Canada is working with Statistics Canada and other external experts possessing expertise in areas including noise, health assessment, clinical medicine and epidemiology, to design a research study that will explore the relationship between wind turbine noise and the extent of health effects reported by, and objectively measured in, those living near wind power developments. The design methodology will be peer-reviewed by the World Health Organization as well as multidisciplinary experts in conference settings.
The research design for this Health Canada study is being posted for a 30-day comment period to allow public review and input. Feedback obtained through the consultation, as well as the responses provided by Health Canada officials, will be compiled and posted on the Department’s website in alignment with transparent business practices.
This study will contribute to an area of ongoing global research. Currently, there is insufficient evidence to conclude whether or not there is a relationship between exposure to the noise from wind turbines and adverse human health effects, although community annoyance and other concerns have been reported to Health Canada and in the scientific literature.
Health Canada’s approach will support decision makers by strengthening the evidence base of peer-reviewed scientific research that ultimately supports decisions, advice and policies regarding wind power development proposals, installations and operations in Canada.
Specific details related to the study locations, timing and survey components will be made available on the Health Canada website upon completion of the research in order to protect the integrity of the study. Premature disclosure may lead to bias in the research setting. All findings, as well as details of the methodology, will be released and published on the Health Canada website upon completion of the study. Results will also be published in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.
Further information, including the names of members of the research design committee overseeing the study, can be found below under Additional Information.
Health Canada looks forward to providing additional details as they become available.
This draft Guidance Document is open for comment starting July 10, 2012 until August 08, 2012.
Please provide your comments on Health Canada’s Wind Turbine Noise and Health Study Design by email or fax to:
David S. Michaud, PhD
Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection Bureau
Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch