Nov 05, 2012
By Dale Goldhawk
11:15am ET | Kathleen Wynne, Member of Provincial Parliament for Don Valley West
11:30am EST | Dr. Jeff Aramini (DVM, MSc, PhD), President and CEO, Intelligent Health Solutions Inc., Health & Safety Watch Inc.
12:30pm ET | Rob Godwin, Space Curator, the Canadian Air and Space Museum.
GUEST – Kathleen Wynne, Member of Provincial Parliament for Don Valley West
TOPIC – Kathleen Wynne resigns from Cabinet
INFO – Kathleen Wynne, Member of Provincial Parliament for Don Valley West, spoke with Premier Dalton McGuinty tendered her resignation as Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Minister of Aboriginal Affairs.
She has served in those roles since Oct. 2011, and was Minister of Transportation from 2010 to 2011 and Minister of Education from 2006 to 2010.
GUEST – Dr. Jeff Aramini (DVM, MSc, PhD), President and CEO, Intelligent Health Solutions Inc., Health & Safety Watch Inc.
TOPIC – New Study shows Ontario’s setback for Industrial Wind Turbines poses significant risks to human health
INFO – A newly published Health study of people near wind turbine installations in the US demonstrates a causal link between Industrial Wind Turbines and adverse impacts on human health. The health researchers are an international team who conducted the study on two operating wind projects in Maine, USA. Canadian Epidemiologist, Dr. Jeff Aramni has a broad range of public health experience.
The study`s conclusion states:
“We conclude that the noise emissions of IWTs disturbed the sleep and caused daytime sleepiness and impaired mental health in residents living within 1.4 km of the two IWT installations studied. Industrial wind turbine noise is a further source of environmental noise, with the potential to harm human health. Current regulations seem to be insufficient to adequately protect the human population living close to IWTs. Our research suggests that adverse effects are observed at distances even beyond 1 km.”
Current distances for wind turbines in Ontario have been set at 550m which evidence shows is inadequate to protect human health.
This peer reviewed study Effect of industrial wind turbines noise on sleep and health, authored by Dr. Michael A. Nissenbaum (USA), Dr. Christohpher D. Hanning (UK) and Dr Jeff Aramini (Canada) is published in the September-October 20102 edition of Noise and Health
GUEST – Rob Godwin, Space Curator, the Canadian Air and Space Museum.
TOPIC – The Canadian Air and Space Museum.