Ontario nurses demand health study into wind farm noise and health effects

Ontario nurses demand health study into wind farm noise and health effects

LSARC congratulates and supports local nurse and RNAO member Debbie Shubat and the Algoma Chapter of the RNAO for their hard work and dedication in protecting human health in Ontario. We wish them success in their call for an independent, scientific, clinical health study into wind farm noise and health effects of Industrial Wind Turbines.

Two Ontario nurses are presenting a resolution at the Annual General Meeting of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) to ask that the association’s members support a call for health studies on the environmental noise and vibration produced by industrial wind turbines. Debbie Shubat of St. Joseph’s Island and Jane Wilson of Ottawa, with the support of the entire Algoma Chapter of the association, say people exposed to the turbine noise are becoming ill in parts of Ontario, and that studies must be done to protect health.

“We think it’s time to get this done,” says Wilson, who is an RN and president of Wind Concerns Ontario. “Other studies done by the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario and one prepared for the Ministry of the Environment all say more research is needed. Ontario’s Auditor General also said the province needs to be more forthcoming about the potential for health effects. In fact, the only study that didn’t recommend further study was the one paid for by the wind industry.”

“The environment should be safe for everyone,” Wilson said.

The nurses’ resolution will be presented Friday morning at the RNAO’s annual general meeting and conference in Toronto.


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LSarc is grassroots protection of Lake Superior through citizen science and volunteerism.  If you are interested in preserving intact ecosystems and restoring biological integrity of the Lake Superior watershed using the scientific method to test hypotheses and research, then you are LSarc LSarc is proud to be a member of the John Muir Trust and the 60th member organization of Wind Concerns Ontario
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2 Responses to Ontario nurses demand health study into wind farm noise and health effects

  1. Jane Wilson says:

    Unfortunately, Big Wind saw to it that the message was stifled and the vote did not go our way. Nevertheless in the few minutes allotted (and I do mean “few”–barely three minutes) we did get some important points out. A significant number of members abstained in protest.
    We fight on.
    Jane Wilson

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