Dr Robert McMurtry, companion of the Order of Canada, and former Dean of Medicine at Western University, has released this comment on the review of the Health Canada Wind Turbine Noise and Health Study, prepared by Denise Wolfe, of Amherst Island.
“I have just had the opportunity to review the Denise Wolfe document, and appreciate its obvious quality, reinforced by knowing something of her background. The paper is a powerful statement that casts serious doubt on the recent Health Canada and CanWEA preliminary announcement, the background paper and related media statements.I am deeply saddened that the Ministry whom I was so proud to work for, appears to have fallen.”
“In addition, ongoing efforts will be made with our international network to evaluate all elements of the Health Canada conduct and management of this research. Focus will be on their claims about adverse health events’ prevalence and incidence. These health effects have been reported globally (peer review publications), by the public and media in the environs of industrial installations of wind turbines. Most are found near rural communities and their homes, schools and places of business. Frequent reports are anticipated several times a week given the depth and breadth of background information found to date.”
“This is a process committed to leave no stone unturned in uncovering the whole truth surrounding the issue of health impacts from industrial rural energy projects of wind turbines.”
RY McMurtry CM, MD, FRCSC, FACS
First Cameron Visiting Chair, Health Canada 1999-2000
Read the critique by Denise Wolfe here: HC IWT Noise study commentsDWolfeDraft
Wind Concerns Ontario has convened an expert review panel and will prepare a summary report of their comments.