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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Queensland Health concerned about wind towers


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Queensland Health has recommended that wind towers be no closer than 2Km from homes as a precautionary measure against the much-debated "wind turbine syndrome" . An added advantage of this decision will be to reduce eye pollution and remove the unsightly monsters a distance from people's homes.

A "GROWING body of evidence" that wind farm noise could have health effects has prompted Queensland Health to call for caution when approving wind farm developments.
Queensland Health has in effect become the first government health agency to recommend that wind turbines not be built within 2km of homes. In a letter to Tablelands Regional Council, Queensland Health's director of environmental health, David Sellars, recommended a "precautionary approach" be taken to approval of the proposed $500 million Mount Emerald wind farm near Walkamin on the Atherton Tablelands.
The Mount Emerald application is for up to 80 wind turbine towers, nine of which are within 2km of houses.
Tablelands horticulturalist Steve Lavis said he would like a moratorium on wind farm projects until all noise and health issues had been worked out. Reported symptoms of so-called "wind turbine syndrome" include sleep disturbance, high blood pressure, headaches, tinnitus, dizziness, nausea, a rapid heart rate and panic attacks.

2 comments:

  1. This story is false and needs to be corrected. Queensland Health did not state this.
    http://www.businessspectator.com.au/bs.nsf/Article/Queensland-Health-warns-of-wind-farms-health-effec-pd20120528-UQRFB

    The Queensland Department of Health has denied reports that it has questioned the potential health effects of wind farms in the state.

    A report in The Australian claims that Queensland Health has become the first government health agency to send a warning over wind farms, and has called for caution when approving developments.

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  2. In a letter to Tablelands Regional Council, Queensland Health's director Buy Viagra Online of environmental health, David Sellars, recommended a "precautionary approach" be taken to approval of the proposed $500 million Mount Emerald wind farm near Walkamin on the Atherton Tablelands.

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