MOH Disappointed in Turbine Study

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The Medical Officer of Health for Grey Bruce is disappointed with a Health Canada report on wind turbines.  Doctor Hazel Lynn says the study leaves a lot of questions unanswered, including how the study was conducted.

Health Canada says it found no evidence linking exposure to wind turbine noise and health effects reported by people living near the towering structures. However, the study did find a relationship between increasing levels of wind turbine noise and residents’ annoyance related to noise, vibration and shadow flicker from the structures.

The year-long study included a detailed questionnaire to adults in more than 1,200 households in southwestern Ontario and P.E.I. living at various distances from almost 400 wind turbines. Read article

22 thoughts on “MOH Disappointed in Turbine Study

  1. Your not the only one who is disappointed darling. The whole of rural Ontario is disappointed and we told Health Canada that right from the start how their methodology would do nothing to help determine the problem. It’s all about smoking mirrors to create tonnes of confusion and keep us spinning our wheels while more turbines can be erected across Canada.

    • It took a dozen “experts” [clowns] at Health Canada 2 years and $2 MILLION to determine that rural Ontarians are highly annoyed by industrial wind turbines, a finding the Ontario government was forced to recognize in 2010/11, and which all levels of government have since pretended they weren’t neglecting. Unbelievable!

      This provides some certainty for Ontarians contemplating what to do about the FEDERAL ELECTION that is happening NOW.
      Don’t support the Conservatives since they have been perpetrating this criminally negligent, fraudulent industrial wind energy racket.

      • And the Liberals are making money off them…..no different

      • Looking for some action?
        Liberal packaging – directing the message

        Hey Ontario!

        @ over $1,000 a day – [nice for a pay cheque]……but,
        there is nothing coherent about her reaction.

        ‘[excerpt] Doctor Lynn wonders if the people questioned in the study were compared to people living a further distance away, and also what Health Canada means by saying there is a link between wind turbine noise and residents annoyance.

        She says it doesn’t have a definition and we don’t have a way of measuring it.

        Overall, the MOH says she doesn’t know what to make of the study without more information’

        Memo:
        Integrity’s – new definition – ‘looking tough’ –
        but then again,
        Liberal priorities – are thorny and complicated.

        Go Health Canada!
        The Democrats lost……
        and, Ontario Liberals [look @ memo]

        Again – Go Health Canada!

  2. Disappointing, yes, but in honesty not unexpected. Our best defense against these things is their costs and inability to provide power when we need it. It’s putting people of Ontario into energy poverty.

    That should be our message.

    • So many people relied on the outcome of this health study that they neglected the economic issues of IWTs.

    • There is still a health issue. But it wont be just people living near turbines. It will be the poor of Ontario who will have to choose hydro bills over food and comfort. Watch what is happening in the UK as the number of people in energy poverty grow and their health takes a hit.

  3. The study was a sham from the start. The questionnaire included some very insulting questions that demonstrated the disdain that the researchers had for rural people. The study only released a preliminary report. Why release preliminary findings? The timing of the release is questionable considering the biggest court challenge to face wind turbines starts in less than two weeks.

  4. The Harper gov’t was in a difficult position on this one: on the one hand, they only did this study to torment the Ontario Liberals who they strongly dislike.
    OTOH, they are the puppets of big business and their funding and support at election time comes from big business so they can’t really trash them.
    We all knew from the very beginning that the Harper gov’t has no interest in our well-being, and we knew that they consulted with CanWEA on how to do the study… so the results were pretty much a foregone conclusion.

    Did anyone seriously expect anything different?

  5. Rise up Ontario. Bring down the turbines one at a time. Unload the junk in Toronto, beginning at Queens park.

  6. The results of the peer review process, with both professional and clinical peer responses will be forthcoming, so this study could be invalidated.
    And yes, the timing of this summary has perhaps been manipulated to create a perception, but the Charter Challenge, proceeding with Falconer on Nov. 17-19, is focused on error in law.

  7. http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/berlin-wall-east-germans-lived-in-fear-under-stasi-surveillance

    ‘[excerpt] Reinhard Weisshuhn is a former East German opposition figure who lived under Stasi surveillance for 15 years.

    “They had bugs in the telephone, they had bugs in the apartment, they had people on the street … everything you could imagine,” he says from his apartment in East Berlin. Weisshun believes he only avoided arrest because of his strong ties to journalists in the West.
    […]
    Keune says it’s not a stretch to worry about the potential abuse of modern government surveillance.

    “I don’t have the impression that Germany will move into fascism or dictatorship in the next few years, but on the other hand it can be very fast,” he said. “I know how fast it was [back then] and how surprising it was to people that suddenly there was a government saying we know this about you and that about you. And they did that with very poor tools in that time and we have perfect tools to do it now.”’

  8. May 1, – 2013

    Emphasis on: ‘definite human annoyance’

    Motion #05/01/13 –

    ‘[excerpt] AND WHEREAS research done by the
    Grey Bruce Health Unit Medical Officer of Health,
    Dr. Hazel Lynn and Dr. Ian Arra indicates that industrial
    wind turbines have a definite human annoyance on residents
    living around and near these structures;’
    http://www.kincardine.net/public_docs/events/Agenda%20Package40.pdf

    Again –
    ‘[excerpt] Doctor Lynn wonders if the people questioned in the study were compared to people living a further distance away, and also what Health Canada means by saying there is a link between wind turbine noise and residents annoyance.

    She says it doesn’t have a definition and we don’t have a way of measuring it.

    Overall, the MOH says she doesn’t know what to make of the study without more information’

    Does she do this just for laughs?

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