Health Issues

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When STT cranked into gear in December 2012, hammering the wind industry was a fairly lonely occupation: hardly fashionable; a bit like wearing yellow to a funeral, really.

Back then, openly questioning the “wonders” of wind power was a guaranteed dinner party showstopper. Nervous hosts – choking on their organic pinot gris – would seek to segue to another less contentious topic – the joys of dancing cat videos, say; tempers might flare, among raised voices one of the more passionate would shout something about: “the science is settled man”. The protagonist asserting that dreaded CO2 gas was an obvious planet killing “problem”; to which the only “solution” was carpeting the world in an endless sea of bat-chomping, bird slicing, blade-chucking, pyrotechnic, sonic-torture devices – not that the wound-up wind power advocate would have ever presented, let alone dealt with, minor issues like those, as part of his “we’ve gotta save the planet” manifesto.

But that was then, this is now.

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germanyhttp://epaw.org/

The “parliament” of Germany’s medical profession has called on its leaders to support a halt to further wind farm developments near housing until more research has been undertaken into the possible health impacts of low-frequency noise from wind turbines.

The issue was debated at the German Medical Assembly in Frankfurt on Friday and transferred to the executive board of the German Medical Association.

Association policy adviser Adrian Alexander Jakel confirmed a motion calling for ­research had been forwarded to the board “for further action”.

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migrainesNovember 2, 2013

http://www.oleantimesherald.com

A recent letter to the Olean Times Herald pointed out that the Big Wind lobby continues to do everything possible to denigrate and deny reports of negative health impacts caused by wind turbines. Nevertheless, the body of irrefutable evidence is beginning to mount as these massive power plants become ever more gigantic.

These machines are rapidly becoming even more massive, and the evidence against them continues to mount. Just a week ago, ABC’s “Good Morning America” looked at this topic by investigating health problems near the Falmouth, Mass., wind turbine installation.

The report focused on a… Read more

sleep study03 Nov 2012

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

 

American and British researchers compared two groups of residents in the US state of Maine. One group lived within a mile of a wind farm and the second group did not.

Both sets of people were demographically and socially similar, but the researchers found major differences in the quality of sleep the two groups enjoyed.

The findings provide the clearest evidence yet to support long-standing complaints from people living near turbines that the sound from their rotating blades disrupts sleep patterns and causes stress-related conditions.

The study will be used by critics of wind power… Read more

03 Nov 2012

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Wind farm noise causes “clear and significant” damage to people’s sleep and mental health, according to the first full peer-reviewed scientific study of the problem.

American and British researchers compared two groups of residents in the US state of Maine. One group lived within a mile of a wind farm and the second group did not.

Both sets of people were demographically and socially similar, but the researchers found major differences in the quality of sleep the two groups enjoyed.

The findings provide the clearest evidence yet to support long-standing complaints from people living near turbines… Read more

wts and the brainIncreased alerting in the presence of wind turbine noise disturbs sleep, even when people do not recall being awakened. A population-level survey in Maine now shows clear disturbances of sleep and mental well-being out to 1400 m (4600 ft) from turbines, with diminishing effects out to 5 km (3 miles).

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international symposium news

 

Symposium speaker: Lawsuit against MOE goes to court Jan. 24-25

by Jim Curry

PICTON –

This is the second of a three-part report on the First International Symposium on the Global Wind Industry and Adverse Health Effects, held Oct. 29 to 31.

Last week’s report covered the alleged negative health effects of low frequency noise produced by industrial scale wind turbines.

In addition, it was noted leading world health agencies, including the World Health Organization, call for a minimum 1.5km setback from turbines to residences.

Also last week, the report highlighted the research of several leading and… Read more

infrasound and health affects

 

Our understanding of how wind turbines can affect human health is steadily increasing. Since the facts often contradict the Ontario government’s and wind industry’s claims, it may be useful to clarify the current state of knowledge.

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turbines makes us sick

 

November 16, 2010

Media Release 

Former Rural GP, Dr Sarah Laurie condemned a report released by the Clean Energy Council last week as lacking integrity for not admitting that some rural Australians are indeed becoming very ill, when they live or work adjacent to wind turbines.

“The major issue for families living in the vicinity of wind turbines is noise for extended periods of time leading to chronic sleep deprivation, which itself is associated with all sorts of health problems including heart disease, high blood pressure, suppressed immunity, difficulties concentrating and depression” said Dr Laurie.

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medical evidence“Do everything within your power to keep those turbines away from your home.” Schmidt says while the ill heath affects came over time, she now finds herself in a position where she can’t sleep, suffers migraines and nausea, and feels constant pressure in her ears.

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