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Will Canada Get It Right?

July 11, 2012

While provinces rush to site hundreds of giant wind towers, the Canadian federal government proposes to study health effects with a $1.8 million, multidimensional approach, according to a “Notice to Stakeholders:”

Health Canada is working with Statistics Canada and other external experts possessing expertise in areas including noise, health assessment, clinical medicine and epidemiology, to design a research study that will explore the relationship between wind turbine noise and the extent of health effects reported by, and objectively measured in, those living near wind power developments. The design methodology will be peer-reviewed by the World Health Organization as well as multidisciplinary experts in conference settings.

The draft methodology is open for comment starting until August 08, 2012.  Email comments to Principal Investigator David S. Michaud, PhD or fax to: 613-941-1734.

In a post on our Facebook page, Wind Wise ~ Massachusetts notes that “the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center has spent over $22 million on wind turbine feasibility and design studies and $0 on their health impacts.” As a result, Massachusetts continues to shoe-horn industrial turbines into residential neighborhoods, with no regard to the resulting health problems.

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