Contradictions and bias undermine credibility of the Health Canada Wind Turbine Noise Study

MULTI-MUNICIPAL WIND TURBINE WORKING GROUP

3 December, 2014
RE: HEALTH CANADA WIND TURBINE NOISE STUDY AN OPEN LETTER TO
The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister pm@pm.gc.ca
The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health minister_ministre@hc-sc.gc.ca

carpet truth liesThe Multi-municipal Wind Turbine Working Group is comprised of elected municipal councillors and appointed citizens from parts of Southern Ontario where approximately 30% of industrial wind turbines are concentrated. Over the past several years we have received a growing number of delegations from constituents whose health has been adversely affected by proximity to the wind turbines. It is not easy to listen to people who continue to suffer from ringing and pressure in the ears, pounding vibrations in the head and chest, nausea, dizziness and the ongoing inability to sleep. Their stories are especially disturbing because we know these people; we know they are not lying; and it is our responsibility under the Municipal Act to protect their health.

We are dismayed that the recently released Health Canada Wind Turbine Noise and Health Study has ignored the distress of real people by hiding behind meaningless “estimated” noise projections and predictive modeling rather than first making professional clinical observations based on the histories of actual sufferers. Investigation of anecdotal evidence is the foundation of all medicine. The Health Canada study summary contains no reference to the growing body of research that contradicts the main theme of the summary. Our Grey-Bruce Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Hazel Lynn has found 18 peer-reviewed studies that “provide reasonable evidence . . . that an association exists between wind turbines and distress in humans”. The Brown County (Wisconsin) Board of Health has declared its wind turbines a “public health nuisance” and a “human health hazard for all people . . .  who are exposed to Infrasound/Low Frequency Noise and other emissions potentially harmful to human health”. Read letter here

8 thoughts on “Contradictions and bias undermine credibility of the Health Canada Wind Turbine Noise Study

  1. Excellent!

    Thank you for all the organization and networking it took to the ‘Multi-Municipal Wind Turbine Working Group’ to put this letter together!

    There needs to be an avalanche of similar , high quality responses from as many different directions as possible, directed to Health Canada NOW.

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  3. Yeah – excellence!

    Let’s send them a Spam sandwich;
    and, set our goals higher;
    and, beat it!

    Love in my tummy!

  4. Excellence in Ontario

    Multi Municipal Wind Turbine Working Group –
    – attacks Health Canada;
    and – ignores sensitive – ‘hot spots’…….
    @
    the provincial level of government.

    Too bad – Ontario – ‘not’ like Wisconsin!

    ‘[excerpt] Our Grey-Bruce Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Hazel Lynn
    has found 18 peer-reviewed studies that “provide reasonable
    evidence . . .
    that an association exists between wind turbines and distress in
    humans”.
    The Brown County (Wisconsin) Board of Health has declared its wind turbines a
    “public health nuisance” and a “human health hazard for all people. . .
    who are exposed to Infrasound/Low Frequency Noise and other emissions
    potentially harmful to human health”.’

    Hey!
    Multi Municipal Wind Turbine Working Group
    Let’s not have a confrontation – with the Liberal majority;
    and, the real deal!

    Premier Social Justice’s –
    Liberal majority –
    @ the Provincial level
    are all ears…………..

    p.s. amazing new group!

    • Radicalism and Activism

      ‘[excerpt] The Multi-municipal Wind Turbine Working Group is comprised of elected municipal councillors and appointed citizens…’

      And – who briefed this little cabal –
      of the appointed, and elected?

      p.s. Public perception, and hair colour – is everything;
      because it says so – on the box!

  5. I have a new post onto my blog about the AG report yesterday. You can check it out on my blog: Here is the link to my blog: tyeselectricityblog.wordpress.com

    Let me know you thoughts in the comments below

    Thanks,
    Tye

  6. Good post on your blog Tye. It’s great to see you getting the truth out to ordinary citizens, some of course, who’ve been taught that’s everything is sunshine and roses, where IWTs, Solar installations & their likes are concerned. All’s good they’re told, nothing to see here.
    But you’re doing your part in educating many who need it and will pass it on to others.
    Good action my freind, keep up the good work.

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