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".....You are a representative of the Government of Canada.   Health Canada (2004) states: “Government’s job is to provide citizens with accurate and appropriate information so that they can protect themselves.”   
     I understand that you are the Key Note speaker at the Ontario Feed-In Tariff Forum, April 3-4, 2013. In this open letter I formally request that you provide Canadians immediate and full disclosure of the health effects “conclusively demonstrated” from exposure to wind turbine noise. 
    In this open letter I am formally request you:   provide full disclosure of the “conclusively demonstrated” and predicted health effects from exposure to wind turbine noise;   take immediate action to protect Canadians from the “conclusively demonstrated” and predicted health effects from exposure to wind turbine noise;   stop this preventable harm to human health.   Informed Canadians look forward to your response. "
        Brett Horner read entire letter

...."To conclude there are expectations that federal and provincial systems are in place to protect health. In the case of industrial wind energy facilities, those seeking resolution or remedy are directed from one bureaucracy to another. Many have lost confidence in the assurance that the “government is committed to protecting health of Canadians with respect to renewable energy sources.   I trust these issues will be taken into consideration during your presentation.".... Carmen Krogh read entire letter


"the risks to one of the most vulnerable, our children" Carmen Krogh
 
 
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Open letter from Brett Horner BA CMA: Request that the Government of Canada discontinue Health Canada’s ongoing experiment on Canadians exposed to wind turbines

I call on you as the Prime Minister of Canada to:
· discontinue Health Canada’s ongoing experiment being conducted on Canadians
exposed to wind turbines;
· provide full disclosure of the “conclusively demonstrated” and predicted health
effects from exposure to wind turbine noise;
· take immediate action to protect Canadians from the “conclusively
demonstrated” and predicted health effects from exposure to wind turbine noise;
· stop this preventable harm to human health.

Informed Canadians look forward to your response.

read entire letter

 
 
Carmen Krogh Submission
Letter to Health Canada - impact of sleep deprivation - sleep disturbances are associated with suicidal ideation 

Insufficient sleep and circadian rhythm disruption are associated with negative health outcomes, including obesity, cardiovascular disease, and cognitive impairment, but the mechanisms involved remain largely unexplored.

A growing body of research indicates that sleep disturbances are associated with suicidal ideation and behaviors. This article (1) provides a critical review of the extant literature on sleep and suicidality and (2) addresses shared underlying neurobiological factors, biological and social zeitgebers, treatment implications, and future directions for research. Findings indicate that suicidal ideation and behaviors are closely associated with sleep complaints, and in some cases, this association exists above and beyond depression.
 
 
 
 
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On behalf of H.A.R.M. (Health Affected Resident Meetings) and Central Bruce Grey Wind Concerns (note: this is not a Health Canada submission)
    The following case studies related to two wind projects both of which are in the Municipality of Kincardine.
    A list of 20 or more families who are suffering the health effects of living in a wind project. 
    In the fall of 2010, due to the communication of health complaints from the community to us, Central Bruce-Grey Wind Concerns began to facilitate Health Affected Resident Meetings (HARM), offering information and resources to those in the Enbridge Underwood and Cruikshank’s and Projects. Catharine Crawford and Patti Hutton co-facilitate this group. The goal is to help people feel less isolated and to understand their right to complain.

Resident Family #1
Closest Turbine: 1170 m
Other Turbines: 4 more within 1.6 km. 

“This winter, we have been coping with the health impacts by leaving our farm to spend time in town or neighbouring communities.  We have purchased a trailer and rented a site at a nearby campground in order to get away from the turbines on a regular basis during the warmer weather.  However, this can be considered a temporary solution.”
    “I have spoken with other residents who are experiencing similar problems, but they are not willing to discuss them publicly. I have also spoken with people who have wind turbines on their property and are suffering ill effects, but they cannot come forward due to provisions in their lease agreements."


Resident Family # 2
Closest Turbine: 522 m
Other Turbines: 3 more within 1.0 km.; 
10 more 1.0 km to 2.0 km.;
19 more 2.0 km to 3.0 km     
She reports that since the turbines came on line it takes her 2-3 hours to get to sleep, and the sound of the turbines “comes through her pillow”. Whether the winds are calm or high, her sleep is disrupted 50 % of the time. Donna describes the noise as a “roaring freight train” going through her home. She also has a tightness in her chest
and heart racing, which comes on when she is at home, and not when she is at work. She has developed high blood pressure. She is tired at work due to not sleeping well and reports that her home is no longer a place where she can relax. Her spouse has sleep disruption as well, and notes that it is noisier in different parts of their home, including where they sleep. Both Donna and her husband have noted since the turbines started that there are electrical problems in their home (electrical pollution due to the transmission lines and substations required for the project).  Three times they have touched metal door knobs and been thrown backward and landed on the floor due to an electrical charge. They have witnessed bolts of electricity when turning on light switches. This never happened before.


Resident Family # 3
Other Turbines: 3 more within 1.0 km.;
8 more 1.0 km to 2.0 km.;
9 more 2.0 km to 3.0 km
Kim and Mark report that the noise level in their two-story home is very high and that sleeping is a problem. They also report that their home “vibrates”.  Kim has developed headaches, dizziness and light-headedness, and is going for her second MRI related to these symptoms. Their quiet country property, complete with night-time sounds of crickets, distant coyotes, and the chirping of many birds is now completely changed by indoor and outdoor noise, sleep deprivation, flicker, and disturbing health symptoms which did not exist before. 

Twenty Families in total
read entire letter here
 
 
On behalf of H.A.R.M. (Health Affected Resident Meetings) and Central Bruce Grey Wind Concerns (note: this is not a Health Canada submission)
    The following case studies related to two wind projects both of which are in the Municipality of Kincardine.
    A list of 20 or more families who are suffering the health effects of living in a wind project. 
    In the fall of 2010, due to the communication of health complaints from the community to us, Central Bruce-Grey Wind Concerns began to facilitate Health Affected Resident Meetings (HARM), offering information and resources to those in the Enbridge Underwood and Cruikshank’s and Projects. Catharine Crawford and Patti Hutton co-facilitate this group. The goal is to help people feel less isolated and to understand their right to complain.

Resident Family #1                                        “This winter, we have been coping with the health
             Closest Turbine: 1170 m                                   impacts by leaving our farm to spend time in town or Other Turbines: 4 more within 1.6 km.          neighbouring communities. We have purchased a                                                                                          trailer and rented a site at a nearby campground in order to get away from the turbines on a regular basis during the warmer weather.  However, this can be considered a temporary solution.”
    “I have spoken with other residents who are experiencing similar problems, but they are not willing to discuss them publicly. I have also spoken with people who have wind turbines on their property and are suffering ill effects, but they cannot come forward due to provisions in their lease agreements."


Resident Family # 2                                        She reports that since the turbines came on line it takes
Closest Turbine: 522 m                                    her 2-3 hours to get to sleep, and the sound of the  Turbines: 3 more within 1.0 km.;                   turbines “comes through her pillow”. Whether the      10 more 1.0 km to 2.0 km.;                              winds are calm or high, her sleep is disrupted 50 %         19 more 2.0 km to 3.0 km                                 the time. Donna describes the noise as a “roaring                                                                                        freight train” going through her home. She also has a tightness in her chest and heart racing, which comes on when she is at home, and not when she is at work. She has developed high blood pressure. She is tired at work due to not sleeping well and reports that her home is no longer a place where she can relax. Her spouse has sleep disruption as well, and notes that it is noisier in different parts of their home, including where they sleep. Both Donna and her husband have noted since the turbines started that there are electrical problems in their home (electrical pollution due to the transmission lines and substations required for the project).  Three times they have touched metal door knobs and been thrown backward and landed on the floor due to an electrical charge. They have witnessed bolts of electricity when turning on light switches. This never happened before.

Resident Family # 3                                       
Kim and Mark report that the noise level in their  Turbines: 3 more within 1.0 km.;                     two-story home is very high and that                                 8 more 1.0 km to 2.0 km.;                                  sleeping is a problem. They also report that their            9 more 2.0 km to 3.0 km                                    home “vibrates”.  Kim has developed headaches,                                                                                         dizziness and light-headedness, and is going for her second MRI related to these symptoms. Their quiet country property, complete with night-time sounds of crickets, distant coyotes, and the chirping of many birds is now completely changed by indoor and outdoor noise, sleep deprivation, flicker, and disturbing health symptoms which did not exist before.  

Twenty Families in total
read entire letter here
 
 
Thank you for your help
An impressive number of health practitioners, researchers and acousticians around the world are voicing their concern about the effects of wind turbines on people’s health. Thank you.     Professor Mariana Alves Pereira, Biomechanical Engineer.     Dr Ian Arra, Public Health Physician.     Mr Stephen Ambrose, Noise Engineer.     Associate Professor Jeffrey Aramini, Epidemiologist.     Dr Huub Bakker, Engineer.    Dr Linda Benier, Ear Nose & Throat specialist.     Dr Owen Black, Ear Nose & Throat specialist.     Mr Wade Bray, Noise Engineer.     Professor Arline Bronzaft, Psychologist & Researcher.     Dr Nuno Castelo Branco, Pathologist.     Dr Christian Buhl, Institute of Biomedicine, Aarhus University.            Dr Micheal Cooke, General Practitioner.     Mr Steven Cooper, Acoustician. Dr Herb Coussos, Medical Practitioner.     Dr R Crunkhorne, Ear Nose & Throat specialist.     Mrs Jane Davis, Nurse.     Professor Phillip Dickinson, Acoustician.     Associate Professor Con Doolan, Mechanical Engineer.        Mr Chuck Ebbing, Noise Engineer.     Dr Alun Evans, Epidemiologist.     Dr Amir Farboud, Ear Nose & Throat Specialist.     Professor Jerome Haller, Neurology and Paediatrics.     Professor Colin Hansen, Mechanical Engineer.     Dr Chris Hanning, Sleep Physician.     Professor John Harrison, Physicist.     Dr Amanda Harry, Rural Medical Practitioner.     Professor Henry Horn, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.     Mr Les Huson, Acoustician.    Dr David Iser, Rural Medical Practitioner.     Associate Professor Rick James, Noise Engineer.     Dr Roy Jeffrey, Rural Medical Practitioner.                    Dr Mauri Johansson, Occupational Physician.     Mr George Kamperman, Noise Engineer.     Professor Ralph Katz, Epidemiologist.     Dr Noel Kerin, Occupational Physician.     Ms Carmen Krogh, Pharmacist, Researcher.     Dr Eckhard Kuck, Oral Surgeon.     Dr Sarah Laurie, Former Rural Medical Practitioner.     Dr David Lawrence, Rural Medical Practitioner.     Professor Joel Lehrer, Earn Noise & Throat specialist.     Dr Hazel Lynn, Medical Officer of Health, Grey/Bruce County, ON.     Dr Robert McMurtry, Former Dean of Medical & Dental School, University of Western Ontario.                    Dr Andja Mitric Andjic, Rural Medical Practitioner.     Dr Sarah Myhill, Rural Medical Practitioner, Wales.     Professor Henrik Moller, Acoustician, Aalborg University.     Dr Michael Nissenbaum, Medical Practitioner.     Dr Helen Parker, Psychologist.     Dr Robyn Phipps, Researcher.            Professor Christian Sejer Pedersen, Acoustician.     Dr Eja Pedersen, Medical Sociologist.     Dr Nina Pierpont, PhD, MD, Specialist Paediatrician, Fellow American Academy of Paediatrics.     Professor Carl Phillips, Epidemiologist. Dr Peter Prinds, Physician.     Mr Rob Rand, Noise Engineer.        Mr Bruce Rapley, Scientist.     Dr Sandy Reider, Medical Practitioner.     Professor Alec Salt, Neurophysiologist.     Dr Paul Schomer, Noise Engineer. Norma Schmidt, Retired Nurse.     Associate Professor Vivi Schunsslen, Occupational Physician.     Dr Daniel Shepherd, Psychologist, Psychoacoustician.     Dr Wayne Spring, Sleep Physician.     Mr Mike Stigwood, Acoustician.     Dr Scott Taylor, Rural Medical Practitioner.                    Dr Henning Theorell, Medical Practitioner.     Dr Bob Thorne, Psychoacoustician.     Mr Peter Trask, Psychologist.     Dr A Trinidade, Ear Nose & Throat specialist.     Dr Alan Watts, Rural Medical Practitioner.     Dr Colleen Watts, Scientist. Associate.     
Professor Libby Wheatley, Medical Sociologist.

download list of health practitioners, researchers and acousticians
download Doctors blow the whistle on wind turbines
 
 


February 18 2013   Dear Mr. Mathieson,
Please find attach a PDF letter requesting disclosure of the reported MPAC study on the impacts of wind turbines.
I am advising MPAC a 2011 Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) considered evidence and testimony under oath and found that IWTs can harm humans if they are placed too close to residents.
 “… in consideration of the Rent paid by the Lessee to the Lessor. … the parties hereto covenant and agree … Lessor grants and transfers to Lessee a non-exclusive License for audio, visual, view, light, flicker, noise, shadow, vibration, air turbulence, wake, electromagnetic,electrical and radio interference, and any other effects attributable to the Wind Power Facilities or activity located on the Leased Lands or on adjacent properties (“Effect License”).” 4
 “The Rent, in respect of the Specified Locations…represent compensation in full for…nuisance, noise, signal interference,…, casting of shadows and other inconveniences or damage…incurred by Lessor from the acts or omissions of Lessee.” 5

Yours truly, Brett Horner BA CMA, Killaloe, ON, Canada