Gideon Forman has stated again that coal is killing about 250 people a year, but how does he substantiate that claim? Is there some sort of profound evidence that no one else is aware of that points the finger at a coal based death and not a death caused by other factors? How does one separate that?
There is overwhelming evidence that wind installations are causing adverse health effects with symptoms serious enough that many families have had to abandon their homes. Some are living elsewhere, paying rent and utility costs while their home sits empty.
The symptoms come on after the startup of the wind facility and when the people are removed from the environment they get better. This appears to be a pretty definite link.
The Chief Medical Officer of Health made a claim based on a brief literature review that there is no link and yet she has not taken the time to contact any of the victims firsthand. That was hardly a thorough and heartfelt attempt at investigating the issue.
Even if the doctors that Mr. Forman represents agreed with his statement, would it not be more helpful and appropriate that a physician do no harm to anyone that is suffering? I doubt any reasonable doctor would let residents in wind farms suffer in favour of computer modelled statistics.
We need proper health studies on this issue and we need to remove the shameful political roadblocks. Families are hurting, pets are being affected and who knows the damage already caused to local wildlife. The McGuinty government needs to acknowledge there is a problem. The current setbacks and regulations are not working to protect the health of Ontario families.
We need third party independent health studies and we need them now. If they had been completed when these problems first surfaced, the situation could have been well on its way to being resolved.
Barbara Ashbee Orangeville, Ont.