Residents of Dufferin County who live within five kilometres of a wind turbine can expect to receive a survey in their mailboxes in the coming weeks. The survey, titled the Quality of Life and Renewable Energy Technologies Study, contains a portion investigating wind power. Professor Phil Bigelow, an epidemiologist at the University of Waterloo, is using the research to examine the specific relationship between reported health effects and living near renewable energy technologies.
Upon completing the survey, participants will be entered into a draw to win a $250 gift certificate to Canadian Tire or a Samsung Galaxy tablet, valued at $250. Selected participants will also be invited to take part in the second part of the study, which involves a more in-depth health assessment.
For more information on the Ontario Research Chair program in Renewable Energy Technologies and Health, visit orc-reth.uwaterloo.ca. For more information on study participation, call Tanya Christidis at 519-888-4567 ext. 31342 or email email@example.com.