Canadian Biomass Magazine

Feds launch wind turbine health study

July 12, 2012
By Canadian Biomass

July 11, 2012, Ottawa, ON – The federal government has waded into the controversy currently engulfing the Ontario provincial government over safety concerns around wind power generation.

According to an article in The Globe and Mail , Federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq indicated this week that Ottawa is now officially getting involved, announcing that the government will underwrite an in-depth scientific study into possible adverse effects of living near wind power projects. She said she was responding to public concern.

Health Canada, with Statistics Canada, will examine people in 2,000 homes near wind-power projects, including taking hair samples and blood pressure readings. It will paint “a more complete picture of the potential health impacts of wind turbine noise,” Ms. Aglukkaq said this week.

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