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4/6/10 Adverse Health Effects? The wind industry says there are none.

NOTE FROM THE BPWI RESEARCH NERD: For those who had trouble accessing the video of the April 1st Wind Siting Council Meeting, the settings have been changed so they are all now viewable to the public. CLICK HERE for the links.

CLICK HERE for location, time and dates of WSC meetings.   These meetings are open to the public. Better Plan, Wisconsin encourages you to attend.

THIRD Wind Siting Council Meeting Notice

Wednesday, April 7, 2010, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Docket 1-AC-231

Public Service Commission of Wisconsin

Amnicon Falls Conference Room (1st Floor) Public Service Commission Building 610 North Whitney Way, Madison, Wisconsin

[Click here for map]

This meeting is open to the public

Home in a Wisconsin Wind Project

To address the growing number of complaints and health concerns about adverse health effects from wind farm noise and shadow flicker, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)and the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA), hired medical doctors, audiologists, and acoustical professionals to review recent literature on the issue. The resulting report,  "Wind Turbine Sound and Health Effects" was released in December 2009. Their conclusion? 

"There is no evidence that the audible or sub-audible sounds emitted by wind turbines have any direct adverse physiological effects." 

Other equally qualified medical doctors, audiologists, and acoustical professionals have reviewed the same literature and have come to the opposite conclusion.

CLICK HERE to visit the Adverse Health Effects page at The Society for Wind Vigilence Website

CLICK HERE to read their review of the AWEA/CanWEA report.

Their advisory panel includes:

Robert Y. McMurtry, M.D., F.R.C.S.(C), F.A.C.S.
Michael A. Nissenbaum, M.D
Roy D. Jeffery M.D.,FCFP (Can)
Christopher Hanning, BSc, MB, BS, MRCS, LRCP, FRCA, MD
Carmen Krogh, BScPharm, Secretariat 
Richard R. James, INCE
John Harrison, PhD
David L. White, EET, CMBB

ANOTHER NOTE FROM THE BPWI RESEARCH NERD: If you are a Wisconsin resident currently having problems with wind turbine noise or shadow flicker, CLICK HERE to Contact Healthy Wind, Wisconsin

"HWW - Healthy Wind, Wisconsin’s mission is to keep active track of wind-related health issues affecting Wisconsin families. We are committed to assisting residents of Wisconsin who have been impacted by poorly sited wind turbines by processing resident’s complaints and monitoring the progress toward complaint resolution."


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