Wind Power and Dirty Electricity

windmill-power-generationJanuary 2009.

Wind power, designed to reduce carbon emissions and our reliance on fossil fuel, may be making some people sick as has been shown in Ripley Ontario and other parts of the world.

A key concern is that these turbines generate both audible (noise) and inaudible (infrasound) sound waves. They can also generate poor power quality, known as dirty electricity, and can contibute to ground current problems if not properly designed.

Keeping wind turbines away from where people live and work is essential to minimize these adverse health effects. While the exact distances are not known and may differ in each location, scientists in Europe recommend between 1.5 to 2 km. In Ontario, wind turbines are being built within a few hundred meters of homes and this is causing great concern for those living near these turbines and those living where turbines have been proposed.

Read article World Renowned Expert Issues Dire Warning to Residents of Ontario on Wind Turbine meeting held in Prince Edward County, Ontario on January 15, 2009.

For more information visit the following websites:
OMAFRA fact sheet 2003
Wind Concerns Ontario-Health
IESO

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