When I worked in the small town of Chetwynd in northern BC, there was an ongoing conversation in the letters section of the local news about the health effects of wind turbines on a nearby ridge, and in town. I’ll admit that I haven’t been following the science much since then.
The North American Platform Against Wind Power (NA-PAW) claims that wind turbines “can lead to sleep disorders, headaches, depression, anxiety and even blood pressure changes.” At first glance, those seem to be similar symptoms to the Wi-Fi health scare that’s going on.
Health Canada is currently developing the methodology for a 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.” And the draft methodology will be open for comments until August 8, 2012.
I would like to encourage the skeptics out there to look at the methodology and provide their comments to Health Canada. Let’s do what we can to ensure that this a good study right from the start, and not a waste of taxpayer money.