Ireland’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer credits Wind Turbine Syndrome

Mar 5, 2014


Wind turbines do not represent a threat to public health. However there is a consistent cluster of symptoms related to wind turbine syndrome which occurs in a number of people in the vicinity of industrial wind turbines. There are specific risk factors for this syndrome and people with these risk factors experience symptoms.”

These people must be treated appropriately and sensitively as these symptoms can be very debilitating.”

— Colette Bonner, M.B., Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, Ireland

woman doctor

Click here for letter discussing Dr. Bonner’s observations — observations that have triggered (predictable) rage from Big Wind.  One senses from the correspondence that Dr. Bonner got herself reprimanded over this.  (Another case of “politics” over “clinical medicine”?)


  1. Comment by Melodie Burkett on 03/05/2014 at 2:24 pm

    “Another case of ‘politics’ over ‘clinical medicine” — and choice of willful blindness.

  2. Comment by Malcolm Swinbanks on 03/05/2014 at 7:17 pm

    I fully endorse these comments by the Deputy Chief Medical Officer. Having worked with the problems of Low Frequency Noise and Infranoise for 40 years, and having experienced at first hand the effects of wind turbines on people and communities, this is a measured and competent statement that is long overdue.

    Malcolm Swinbanks, PhD

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