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Canadian Researcher Confronts Gaps in DEP Panel Report

January 27, 2012

Carmen Krogh from Ontario Canada has weighed in on the science panel’s study. She insists that “There is ample evidence regarding the health risks associated with industrial wind turbines.”

Citing a wind industry statement that contradicts the expert’s panel findings, Krogh points out that

In 2009 The American Wind Energy Association and Canadian Wind Energy Association funded experts to conduct a literature review which explicitly identifies a causal link (through annoyance) to the reported adverse health effects.

The authors of the industry convened report determined the documented “wind turbine syndrome” symptoms ( sleep disturbance, headache, tinnitus, ear pressure, dizziness, vertigo, nausea, visual blurring, tachycardia, irritability, problems with concentration and memory, and panic episodes associated with sensations of internal pulsation or quivering when awake or asleep are symptoms) “are not new and have been published previously in the context of ‘annoyance’” and are the “well-known stress effects of exposure to noise.”

This acknowledgement cannot be ignored.

Krogh has done research with self-reporting of wind turbine-induced symptoms and has extensive experience in the Canadian health care field as a pharmacist (now retired).  She contributed her response to the DEP docket WindTurbineDocket.MassDEP@MassMail.State.MA.US, which is open for comments until March 19, 2012.

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