M.D. insists wind turbine health impacts need to be taken seriously (Australia)

Dec 27, 2010


—from The Ballarat Courier (12/20/10)

Mr Andrew Bray refers to “possible” health effects of wind turbines in his article (The Courier, December 15).

The reported health effects experienced by people living in the vicinity of wind developments are unfortunately all too real, and have been well described around the world by a number of different medical researchers including Dr Nina Pierpont, Dr Michael Nissenbaum, and Dr Amanda Harry.

These independent researchers have all found that the health problems in some instances are so serious that farmers (sometimes fifth generation) are being forced from their land because of serious illness which they or their family are suffering.

This has also happened in Australia; in Gippsland (Toora), in the Ballarat region (Waubra) and in the Portland region (Cape Bridgewater).

All these people want is to be able to sleep in their beds at night without being continuously woken, to live in their houses and to farm their land without getting the symptoms of Wind Turbine Syndrome.

Many welcomed the turbines into their areas, having no idea of the consequent health problems.

Some helped construct the turbines.

It is high time their suffering was taken seriously, the health problems properly and independently investigated, and the planning guidelines changed to reflect this knowledge.

Sarah Laurie, MD
Medical director
Waubra Foundation
South Melbourne

  1. Comment by Johana on 12/27/2010 at 10:43 pm

    Whereas in the first 2 years of living surrounded by 18 Vestas 1.65 MW IWT’s all jammed in within a 3 km radius, I had to enter the IWT ZONE in order for the physical symptoms to manifest themselves, I am finding recently that like Pavlov’s dogs, my body starts to send out reactions at just the sight of the IWT’s from as far away as 5 km and sometimes further.

    This does not bode well for the vitality of those tissues which are reacting I think. Does anyone have any experience of this continued assault by IWT’s beyond our 2 year experience?

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