We’ve all heard the psycho babble about how green, clean and environmentally friendly Wind Turbines are all over the world for years now by CANWEA , Canadian Wind Energy Association along with OSEA , Ontario Sustainable Energy Association among others like David Suzuki and the Al Gores of the world.
We have also been offered up scientific research by Professionals who know a hell of a lot more about how Wind Turbines harm people’s health due to noise, both audible and inaudible!!
We won’t even get into the harm they cause our endangered species or how people have had to abandon their homes being unable to sell them because Wind Turbines have destroyed their lives and yet these Green Greedsters are still at it, claiming they know more than the critics who are actually trained to do legitimate research before they make claims of any type!
Like our Provincial Government which has lost all semblance of Public Trust and who supports this Wind Disaster, these people who STILL advocate that Wind is Good, should be investigated by legal authorities in promoting lies and falsehoods!
We all have been misled for much too long by a very unsavoury group of hucksters and one may just feel that their SCAM is coming to an end very quickly!
When one of their biggest developers sues a citizen of this once great Province for criticising their operation then that pretty well sums up the type of people we are dealing with here!
Critique notes information ‘not scientifically defensible’ Jun 06, 2013
Despite disclaimers by the national wind energy association, a Guelph-area researcher stands by the results of a 2010 study which he co-authored — one of the first to link industrial wind turbines and poor health.
Jeff Aramini, a Fergus, Ont. epidemiologist, is the co-author of the 2010 study, Effects of Industrial Wind Turbines Noise on Sleep and Health, which found the closer people were to the turbines, the more susceptible they were to health problems such as sleeplessness, head aches and problems around mental health.
The study compared sleep and general health outcomes between 81 participants living close to industrial wind turbines, between 375 and 1,400 metres, and further away, between 3.3 and 6.6 kilometres, in two Maine communities — Mars Hill and Vinalhaven. Validated questionnaires were used to collect information on sleep quality, daytime sleepiness and general health, together with psychiatric disorders, attitude and demographics.
“The bottom line is that people that were closer experienced more of these health effects,” said Aramini, CEO of Intelligent Health Solutions and a former manager with the Public Health Agency of Canada. “We didn’t find any association with physical health … but a strong association with impaired mental health to the point where the people living closer experienced significantly higher chance of being at risk for clinical depression.”
The bottom line is that people that were closer experienced more of these health effects
The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) and its American counterparts, the American Wind Energy Association, jointly commissioned Intrinsik Environmental Sciences to critique the study.
The consultant identified “concerns related to study design, methodology, sample size and administration of questionnaires to participants.”
The critique noted there was no new sound data obtained for the study and the information garnered from other reports “is not scientifically defensible and should not have been used to draw conclusions about the findings of the questionnaires with distance from turbine locations.” The review states that much of the information contained in the study was previously reviewed and considered by experts at the first Environmental Review Tribunal hearing on wind energy in Ontario, Erikson v. MOE 2011, and in the Queen’s Bench of Saskatchewan case McKinnon v. Martin. Both courts, as well as the Massachusetts independent expert panel, found no justification for halting wind energy development as a result of the information presented in the paper.