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On the heels of a media release by the North American Platform Against Wind Power, and on receipt of a sound exploratory synopsis (Denise Wolfe) of gaps and errors in methodology and design in the study/summary of Wind Turbine Noise and Health provided by Health Canada, Dr. Robert

McMurtry offers the following statement:

“I have just had the opportunity to review the Denise Wolfe DOCUMENT, and appreciate its obvious quality, reinforced by knowing something of her background.   The paper is a powerful statement that casts serious doubt on the recent Health Canada and CanWEA preliminary announcement, the background paper and related media statements. I am deeply saddened that the Ministry whom I was so proud to work for, appears to have fallen.”

“In addition, ongoing efforts will be made with our international network to evaluate all elements of the Health Canada conduct and management of this research. Focus will be on their claims about adverse health events’ prevalence and incidence. These health effects have been reported globally (peer review publications), by the public and media in the environs of industrial installations of wind turbines.   Most are found near rural communities and their homes, schools and places of business. Frequent reports are anticipated several times a week given the depth and breadth of background information found to date.”


“This is a process committed to leave no stone unturned in uncovering the whole truth surrounding the issue of health impacts from industrial rural energy projects of wind turbines.”

RY McMurty CM, MD, FRCSC, FACS
First Cameron Visiting Chair, Health Canada 1999-2000
Founding Assistant Deputy Minister Population and Public Health,
Health Canada, 2000-2002 – initial 15 months acting ADM
Founding Chair of Society for Wind Vigilance 2010-2012


Denise Wolfe Document, A critique of the findings and to date revealed methodology of the Health Canada Wind Turbine Noise Study

This is a DRAFT (and far from exhaustive) review of the information provided by Health Canada (HC) pertaining to the HC Wind Turbine Noise Study and is designed to serve as a starting point for further discussion.

"Assuming the study followed the study design identified in the Updated Research Design and Sound Exposure Assessment this study cannot be used as the basis for the claims that are being made by Health Canada regarding the lack of association between wind turbines and health."  


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