TITLE: Industrial Wind Turbines Can Harm Humans
PRESENTER: Carmen M Krogh
DATE: Wednesday, March 29, 2017. 10:00am.
LOCATION: DC 1302 (Davis Center), University of Waterloo
The topic of the risk of harm to human health associated with wind energy facilities is controversial and debated worldwide. On May 7, 2014, Carmen Krogh presented a seminar at the University of Waterloo which considered some of the research dating back to the early 1980’s. A snapshot of some of the current research available in 2014 was provided. The research is challenged in part by the complexities and numerous variables and knowledge gaps associated with this subject. This presentation will explore some of these research challenges and provide an update on the growing body of evidence regarding human health risk factors. Included will be the emerging research indicating risks to those working in this field.
Carmen M Krogh is a full time volunteer and published researcher regarding health effects and industrial wind energy facilities and shares information with communities; individuals; federal, provincial and public health authorities, wind energy developers; the industry; and others. She is an author and a co-author of peer reviewed articles and conference papers presented at wind turbine scientific noise conferences. Ms Krogh is a retired pharmacist whose career includes: senior executive positions at a teaching hospital (Director of Pharmacy); a drug information researcher at another teaching hospital; a Director of a professional organization; and a Director (A) at Health Canada (PMRA). She is the former Director of Publications and Editor in Chief of the Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties (CPS), the book used by physicians, nurses, and health professionals for prescribing information in Canada.
There will time available for questions and discussion.
3 thoughts on “Industrial Wind Turbines Can Harm Humans”
The growth of the industry is very positive development, as the world’s natural resources seem to be incapable of satisfying the growing world population. While serving at Sabanci University and RIT Dubai, I had done some academic work with my research partners, exploring two different topics related with wind turbines. In 2012, we published a research study on wind turbine efficiencies ( http://ertekprojects.com/url/b ). And in 2016, we published another research on wind turbine accidents. http://ertekprojects.com/wind-turbine-accidents/ Both of these studies were published by IEEE. I hope the know-how we discovered in these research studies contribute to the fellow colleagues working in the industry. All the best, Dr. Gurdal Ertek
Wind turbines are causing a growing number of residents to become ill and some have had to abandon their homes.The wind industry has many barriers to overcome before it will hold a deserved and viable place in the electricity grid. It has failed to achieve positive developments. The mortality rates caused by wind turbines are threatening raptors,night migrating passerines and continue to push bat species closer to the brink of extinction. The “industry” MUST deal with the fact these machines are causing harm to health of such a severe and serious nature for vulnerable populations. Human lives and our environment are not acceptable collateral damage in the search for alternate means to produce electricity.