Industrial Wind Turbines‏ and Risk of Harm to Children

To: 

The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq

Minister of Health

Health Canada

minister_ministre@hc-sc.gc.ca

Copy:

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper

Prime Minister of Canada

pm@pm.gc.ca

May 15, 2013

Dear Minister Aglukkaq,

Re: Risk of Harm to Children and Industrial Wind Turbines

This submission is being made regarding risk of harm to a child associated with exposure to a wind energy facility. This facility is not yet operational but approval for the facility is pending.

This submission is made on behalf of the Correia family from Ontario, Canada. The family raises concerns about their son who will be at risk from exposure to a wind energy facility. Included is a commentary by a specialist physician regarding risk factors associated with the Correia’s son.

I have forwarded a number of submissions, both public and confidential, to the Minister, Health Canada on behalf of other families who had expressed concerns for their children and grand-children. In addition, I have provided several submissions, public and confidential, with examples of increased vulnerability associated with pre-existing medical conditions such as autism, respiratory conditions and other when industrial wind turbine facilities are sited in close proximity to family homes and schools. These have been copied to the Principle Investigator of the Wind Turbine Noise study as part of the peer review proces

The Policy Interpretation Network on Children’s Health and Environment comments on the use of the precautionary principle i.e. prevention:

Policies that may protect children’s health or may minimise irreversible health effects should be implemented, and policies or measures should be applied based on the precautionary principle, in accordance with the Declaration of the WHO Fourth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health in Budapest in 2004.

Regarding precaution, the World Health Organization states:

“…where there is a reasonable possibility that public health will be damaged, action should be taken to protect public health without awaiting full scientific proof.”

There is an opportunity for Health Canada to invoke the precautionary principle and assist with protecting the Correia’s son. Until guidelines are established that protect human health and social-economic viability, no further development of wind energy facilities should occur and existing sites reporting health issues should be resolved to the satisfaction of the those reporting health impairment or risk factors.

Health Canada_Risks to children Correia May 15 2013

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the Correia family from Ontario,

Carmen Krogh, BScPharm

Ontario, Canada 

carmen.krogh@gmail.com

2 responses to “Industrial Wind Turbines‏ and Risk of Harm to Children

  1. Why aren’t governments not taking notice of the problems with wind turbines? The money they cost coould be far better spent on there things. The damage to children should cause alarm bells ringing. Stop these things.

  2. Whoops should have said other things like peer-reviewed evidence from experts not “there things”

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