Comparison of turbine health effects and social vices makes no sense

Manitoulin Expositor

The stance by Dr. Hazel Lynn, medical officer of health for Grey Bruce, on industrial wind turbines appears to be unchanged from 2009 when she and Dr. Ray Copes, director of environmental and occupational health for Grey Bruce, held two public meetings in Owen Sound and Walkerton.

Dr. Copes, newly arrived to the Agency for Health Protection and Promotion, was questioned about his experience with wind turbines. He told the crowd that he had stopped in Shelburne to stand near the turbines on his way to that very meeting and found he had no difficulty in the time he stood there for. Continue reading

Grey-Bruce Public Health Board Report

Grey Bruce Health Unit


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Medical Officer of Health
REPORT TO THE BOARD

Wind Turbines and Sound/Noise

Review of Noise Impact Assessment Report Waubra Wind Farm ¹

There is extensive world-wide debate between acousticians, health professionals and the affected communities regarding potential adverse health effects due to the influence of wind farms.

Regulatory authorities who hear applications for wind farm planning are receiving an increased number of peer-reviewed acoustical and health impact related reports and professional evidence. Continue reading

Board of Health for the Grey Bruce Seeks Amendment to Green Energy Act

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Moved by: Arlene Wright      Seconded by: Milt McIver

THAT,  the Board of Health for the Grey Bruce Health Unit request the Government of Ontario amend Ontario’s Green Energy Act to include municipal input into the decision making process around siting and set-back distances of Wind Turbines and measuring the effects of low frequency sound from the same; and further   THAT, copies of this motion be sent to all local MP’s and MPP’s, all Local Municipalities and all Ontario Boards of Health.           Carried.

Expand turbine setbacks: Dr. Lynn

By Bill Henry, The Sun Times, owensoundsuntimes.com

Setbacks for wind turbines should be as much as twice the current 550 metres to avoid affecting so many people, Grey Bruce medical office of health Dr. Hazel Lynn said Tuesday.

But Lynn said she did not tell Huron-Kinloss council Monday night that further wind development should be stopped, as some media outlets reported Tuesday.

A news release circulated throughout Ontario Tuesday from The Society for Wind Vigilance said Lynn, on a local radio show, said she “thinks all industrial wind turbine development should be stopped until more is known about their effect on human health.” Continue reading

Medical Officer of Health Breaks Ranks with CMOH Dr. Arlene King

Owen Sound, August 17, 2010 – Dr. Hazel Lynn, Medical Officer of Health for the Grey Bruce Health Unit has again broken ranks with Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health over wind turbines.

On a local radio show today Dr. Lynn said she thinks all industrial wind turbine development should be stopped until more is known about their effect on human health.

Dr. Lynn was a contributing author of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Heath literature review called ‘The Potential Health Impacts of Wind Turbines’ published in May of this year. Continue reading

Medical Officer of Health calls for halt in wind development in Ontario

Dr. Hazel Lynn

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The head of the Grey Bruce Health Unit thinks all industrial wind turbine development should be stopped until more is known about their effect on human health.

Medical Officer of Health Dr. Hazel Lynn told Huron-Kinloss Township councillors last night that she also believes local councils should not have had the power to control wind farms taken away from them under the Green Energy Act.  Dr. Lynn says one big health issue is the turbine setback.

She says there is also a city-rural problem — the power produced by the turbines is feeding larger municipalities but the impact of the turbines affects rural residents.