PROCEEDINGS: First International Symposium

PROCEEDINGS

FIRST INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

THE GLOBAL WIND INDUSTRY AND ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS: Loss of Social Justice?

The Waring House Inn and Conference Center,

Picton, Prince Edward County, Ontario October 29-31, 2010

Introduction
 
“Social justice is a matter of life and death. It affects the way people live, their consequent chance of illness, and their risk of premature death.” [1]
 

Globally, many individuals living in close proximity to industrial wind turbines report experiencing adverse health effects. In some cases families have felt compelled to abandon their homes to protect their health.

 

Pleas for recognition of their situation remain largely ignored by authorities and the public at large.

 

“I can’t believe the government is doing this to me”…”interference with the normal political processes”…”our rights as citizens…have been eroded” illustrate the feelings of hopeless by those impacted by industrial wind turbines.

 

Comments such as these formed the inspiration for an international symposium to explore the theme: THE GLOBAL WIND INDUSTRY AND ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS: Loss of Social Justice?

The symposium explored topics related to industrial wind turbine noise and the risk to health, the urgent need for research, and the loss of social justice. Legal, economic and social impacts were also explored.

Research from clinicians and presentations by experts in acoustics, physics, epidemiology, law, environmental economics and policy analysis were given. The role of advocacy journalism was also presented.

Each presentation formed a logical building block for the next, culminating in a description of the impacts to the loss of social justice.

 

Program

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Presentations

Orville Walsh, CCSAGE –

NO GLOBAL STANDARDS

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John Harrison, Ph.D. –

IT’S PURE PHYSICS

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Rick James, INCE –

HOW WE GOT HERE

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Nina Pierpont, M.D., Ph.D. –

DEFINING A SYNDROME

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Alec Salt, Ph.D. Cochlear Physiology, M.Sc., B.Sc., Biology –

INFRASOUND: YOUR EARS HEAR IT BUT THEY DON'T TELL YOUR BRAIN
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Arline Bronzaft, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. –

CHILDREN: CANARIES IN THE COAL MINE

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Dr. Christopher Hanning, B.Sc., MB, BS, MRCS, LRCP, FRCA, MD –

THE TORMENT OF SLEEP DISTURBANCE

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Robert Bryce –

A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY

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Michael A. Nissenbaum, MD –

DELETERIOUS HEALTH EFFECTS ARE UNDENIABLE

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Carl V. Phillips, Ph.D. –

THE ABSENCE OF HEALTH STUDIES PROVES NOTHING

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Carmen Krogh, B. Sc. Pharmacy-

A GROSS INJUSTICE

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Eric K. Gillespie, LLB–

SOCIAL JUSTICE AND THE LAW

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Dale Goldhawk, Broadcaster –

MEDIA AND PRE-EMPTIVE STEREOTYPING

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Ross McKitrick, Ph.D. –

COAL KILLS: WHERE ARE THE BODIES?

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Letters of support: a snapshot

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Letters of support: full version

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Poster sessions

Annoyance: A Clinical Misnomer?

By Brett Horner, BA, CMA

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VOW (Victims of Wind)

By Barbara Ashbee

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Policy and Political Process: the Consequences

By Barbara Ashbee and contributors globally

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An Integrative Curriculum for the Winds of Change: Advancing Critical Thinking About the Michigan Wind Rush

By Elizabeth E. Wheatley, PhD

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The Relationship of Increased Mood Alterations and Industrial Wind Turbines: Implications and Social Justice (WindVOiCe – Wind Vigilance for Ontario Communities)

Lorrie Gillis, Protocol Administrator

By Carmen Krogh, BScPharm

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Submitted Papers

The Problems with ‘Noise Numbers’ For Wind Farm Noise Assessment

By Dr Bob Thorne

The Society for Wind Vigilance

First International Symposium, October 2010

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Wind Turbine Noise, Sleep And Health

Dr Christopher Hanning. BSc, MB, BS, MRCS, LRCP, FRCA, MD

November 2010
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Submitted Slide Show

Assessing Noise from Wind Farms

By Dr Bob Thorne

The Society for Wind Vigilance

First International Symposium, October 2010

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[1] World Health Organization, Closing the gap in a generation: health equity through action on the social determinants of health. Final Report of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health, 2008