The first public meeting to describe the proposal for a 75 MW wind energy generating  system on Amherst Island, dated December 2011, put forward a single document to address the  potential adverse health impacts, a pape by Knopper and Oilson (2011)Health effects and wind turbines: A review of the literature  Other references have been added to the company  website but no further document has been prepared in advance of the second public meetings to  be held on March 5th and 6th, 2013. Drs. Knopper and Ollson have been retained as consultants by Algonquin Power Co.

The purpose of this commentary is to evaluate the Knopper and Ollson (2011) paper on its own merits, including strengths and weaknesses, errors of commission and omission (Part 1)as well the existing state of knowledge as of January 2013 18 months after Knopper and Ollson’s (2011) publication (Part B). A considerable amount of new information continues to evolve (Part B and Appendix C) which appears to have been passed over by Algonquin Power Co

Read more:  Commentary on Algonquin Power Co. Proposal for Amherst Island Wind Facility (AIWF) and the Potential Human Health Impact. R.Y. McMurtry CM, MD, FRCSC, FACS


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