CBC Radio Interview with Dr. Mc Murtry
Dr. Mc Murtry’s comment on the Wind Turbine Syndrome blog
1. Good news the research IS needed and we (I) have been asking for 4 years.
2. The need for research acknowledges there are knowledge gaps and therefore a moratorium on construction of IWT is required until we can develop evidence-based guidelines. Currently the evidence does not exist as to how to protect human health other than large setbacks (2-10 km depending on the size and number of turbines).
3. Health Canada is NOT the agency to be doing the research. They are regulatory and have very limited research capacity. Furthermore they are on record as supporting wind energy. This is too important a question to be addressed by science bureaucrats.
The research should be conducted by CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) which is the top health research agency in Canada. BTW they also report to the Minister of Health Aglukkaq.