Wind turbines ‘are ruining our quality of life’


Editor:

The problems with wind turbines being placed near homes has been known for years.

The Govt of Ontario is well aware of the problems, because they have volumes of information on the subject, but have chosen to ignore it. They
are guilty of putting the health of residents of Ontario at risk.

A fact that can no longer be disputed.

Dr. Ian Gemmill, Kingston’s medical officer of health, said – “that though there are concerns about low-level noise, appearance and stress caused by the turbines, research has suggested that those effects don’t cause long-term health impacts after people are no longer living near wind farms”.(People forced from their homes or stay and suffer ill health)

Board member Vicki Schmolka told the board that she wasn’t sure that
she agreed with Gemmill’s conclusion. She indicated that she felt there
are health concerns associated with the turbines that the board should
investigate further.

The abuse of the residents of Ontario Must stop NOW!

A moratorium on any further construction of wind turbines must be put in place, until it can be proven by Heath Canada that they are safe for the public to live near.
For safety reasons, there are no smoking laws, seat belt laws, life jacket laws etc.etc.etc.
Until the studies have been done. No more Turbines.

By Martin Beckford

The majority of people living near wind turbines believe that the noise they make is ruining their health and quality of life, a report has revealed.

Neighbours also claim that the constant hum and the loud “whooshing” sound made by the blades in high winds is destroying the value of their homes.

A survey of people whose homes are situated within 1.2 miles of turbines has shown that three-quarters of them feel that the noise has damaged their quality of life while four out of five say it has affected their health.

Those who said they were made ill by the sound of the wind farms, which are designed to benefit the environment, described conditions ranging from migraines and palpitations to depression.

Three quarters said their sleep was disturbed by the noise and some claimed that they had been forced to stay in bed and breakfasts to get a proper night’s rest or to sell their homes at reduced prices to get away from the area.

One of the respondents to the survey, carried out by a family doctor, claimed that the noise was “like Chinese water torture”, while others said they could “see no future” and “dare not sleep at home”.

Dr Amanda Harry, a Plymouth GP who compiled the report after studying

the effects of wind turbine noise for several years, wrote: “What this shows is that there are a number of people suffering from the consequences of noise from the wind turbines.

“I’m sure that the cases mentioned here are the tip of the iceberg and further independent investigation is warranted.

There is much concern within communities that if one is seen to complain about the noise and if they decide to move away, their properties will be difficult to sell and possibly devalued as a result. They feel they are in a ‘Catch-22’ situation.”

Some wind farms are situated just a few hundred yards from homes but Dr Harry believes that until independent research is carried out, no turbines should be built closer than 1.5 miles from the nearest dwelling.

Dr Harry wrote: “There are many people living near wind turbines who are suffering from problems with their health. The noise produced from the wind turbines is an extremely complex one and I feel that it is the complexity of the noise and vibration which causes the disturbance.

“From my discussions with people suffering from ill-health who live near wind farms, it seems that the symptoms suffered can occur up to a mile from the wind farm.”

From the Telegraph

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2 thoughts on “Wind turbines ‘are ruining our quality of life’

  1. Paranoia reigns supreme. There’s absolutely no proof of wind turbines causing any health issues. Only three scientists in the world have actually studied this question. The most famous one, Dr. Nina Pierpont, would have us believe that wind turbines cause headaches in people with “pre-existing migraines”. In other words, if you’re already getting migraines, you will keep getting them if you live next to a wind turbine. Scary.

    I don’t blame anyone if they don’t want to live next to a wind turbine, but let’s not start the same paranoid hysteria we had in the 1980s about power lines causing childhood leukemia.

    See my full column on this at: http://sanityinjection.wordpress.com/2008/08/14/wind-turbine-syndrome-the-latest-postmodern-luddite-paranoia/

  2. Single turbines are no big deal. It’s the multiple turbine farms that cause the problem because of the enormous massive turbulence created. Even during a still day, the beats created sub and super harmonics that pound the consciousness day and night. The source is so gigantic that the actual db pressure means nothing. It is an all- encompassing audible and sub-audible roar that will affect anyone’s health, relatively quickly. it is far more dangerous than any other kind of pollution we are acquainted with.

    It will do the same thing to wild animals, and then the predators will stalk our suburbs and wherever wind turbines are not allowed.

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