Behavioral pediatrician warns of Wind Turbine Syndrome in children (Ontario)

Apr 18, 2013



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—Donna Quixote, “Parents Demand Protection for Their Children from Wind Turbine Emissions,” Quixote’s Last Stand, 4/16/13

A group of determined parents will arrive at Queen’s Park on Thursday morning April 18 at 11:30 to demand a meeting with Premier Kathleen Wynne to discuss the risks to their children from industrial wind turbines. The group is led by Shellie Correia of West Lincoln whose son Joey has Sensory Processing Disorder.

“I met with Kathleen Wynne in my hometown just before Christmas when she was campaigning for the leadership of her party,” says Correia. “I gave her many reports and a letter from Joey’s doctor and I haven’t heard from her since.” Correia’s concerns and those of parents all across Ontario are for their children, some with special needs such as autism and other issues who are at risk.

Dr. Chrystella Calvert is a Behavioral Pediatrician and treats Joey. She agrees. “Noxious stimuli (or unexpected, or unnatural stimuli) are a source of environmental stress that affect the human brain. . . . Wind turbines concern me, given my strong knowledge of neurobiology,” says Dr Calvert. “I, as a “normal brain” (or typical brain) individual, would not want this risk to my mental health (or my children’s) in my neighbourhood.”

The vast 77-turbine wind project is slated for the area with massive 3 megawatt wind turbines, some at exactly 550 meters from Joey’s home.

In her letter Dr. Calvert states, “Science has no evidence that this abnormal, incessant stimulus does not have long-lasting effects on the developing fetal, child, and adolescent brain. In a developed society like Canada, we must advocate and protect the most vulnerable members.”

Non-consenting neighbours have filed complaints about the wind project in West Lincoln and are aware that the government sponsored Research Chair from the University of Waterloo wants to use them as part of a pre- and post- wind turbine study. The group says it is unethical to impose a health risk on a community and then study it to see what happens.

Shellie Correia and the other parents at Queen’s Park tomorrow need answers.

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  1. Comment by Marsh Rosenthal on 04/18/2013 at 7:42 pm

    For a long time, I have contended that the placement of IWTs in proximity to residential neighborhoods, and especially near to public schools, constitued deliberate public child abuse. This has continued to intensify as, one after another, cities and towns, persuaded by “green” frontmen and women, have opted to plunge into the windpower business, heedless of any warning that they may be inflicting terrible harm on children, particularly those already struggling with ADD, SPD, autism, and other hyperactivity.

    This is a form of criminal ignorance, making a mockery of the concept of Town Fathers and Mothers. This is ramified by State Governors, Provincial Premiers, MPs, senators and representatives, both state and national. Medical heads of national departments of health, in every country, by their silence about this systematic human rights oppression, especially with regards to children, who are the most vulnerable and least able to defend themselves, bear particular guilt and should be put to shame for their persistent violation of the Hippocratic Oaths that they are sworn to.

    But special attention must be paid to the leader of the “free world,” President Barak Obama, whose commitments to his campaign crony supporters in the energy and “renewable energy” sectors drive this debacle forward.

    Is there a court of justice in this world that will address this organized criminal enterprise?

  2. Comment by Kaz on 04/18/2013 at 10:54 pm

    “Use” them?

    For crying out loud! This has gone too far. No one has the right to “use” another as a guinea pig—not without their permission. And for damned sure, no one’s gonna put my kids in harm’s way. Not without going through me, first. And I’m not that easy to go through.

    How do we help these people? How do we contact Kathleen Wynne?

    I’ll see what I can find on the Web. The Premier has an opportunity to lead with intelligence and compassion. Let’s hope she’s up to the task.

  3. Comment by Kaz on 04/18/2013 at 11:44 pm

    Perhaps some thoughtful and factual letters to Premier Wynne will make an impression. Click here.

    She may be very willing to listen … and to help.

    Premier Wynne
    Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne

  4. Comment by gail on 04/19/2013 at 8:08 am

    Hi Kaz – I just sent this to Kathleen Wynne. Hope it helps your cause.

    Dear Premier Wynne,

    I read with great concern an open letter by Dr Chrystella Calvert about plans to erect wind turbines extremely near to human habitation.
    Having had to abandon my own home for the sake of my health (900m from wind turbines in Poggi Alti, Italy), the thought that anyone should be exposed to such a risk, especially a vulnerable child, fills me with dismay.

    Furthermore it seems that plans to carry out research on the before and after effects of turbine exposure have already been made; this is quite simply horrifying. There is already enough research on low frequency sound gathered over more than three decades. The government should take note of it and act in humanitarian, not pecuniary, interest.

    Yours sincerely,

    Gail Atkinson-Mair

  5. Comment by Michael on 04/23/2013 at 1:06 pm

    Here in Cornwall, UK (pop 600,000), those who give planning permission are turning the area into a pin cushion with wind turbines. Never mind the scam of turbines, our Planners refuse to consider the impact on health of turbines for those living nearby.

    The UK itself is small; 60,000,000 squashed into a landspace smaller than many individual Canadian states. So we cannot escape the menace.

    But Cameron PM and Co are determined to wreck our countryside with turbines/vast solar farms—handing out billions of £££ in subsidies to already wealthy landowners and our foreign owned power utility companies.

  6. Comment by Shellie Correia on 05/23/2013 at 11:36 am

    Thank you for all of your kind words and support. I will continue to fight for my son. I, too, am hard to get by when it comes to harming my child. I have already lost my 16-year-old daughter to Ewings Sarcoma, and my 19-year-old niece to Rhabdomyosarcoma. Both are horrifying forms of childhood cancer. Those were unwinnable battles, but this one is not—and I will never give up!

    If anyone is willing to write letters on my behalf, I am thrilled. This needs to go viral. The public at large needs to know that if our rural children are expendable, ALL children will be when the corrupt government decides it is so.

    Contact me at if you would like to discuss this.

    Thank you all,


    P.S. I can also send you tons of good info. on this issue!

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