Dwarfed by Turbines

Dwarfed by Turbines

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Do You Suffer from Insomnia, headaches or heart palpatations?

Here's a New Twist to how the Turbines continue to affect our lives.  Tonight I was completeing a paramedical for Life Insurance.  The nurse asked do you suffer from Insomnia?  I hesitated.  I told her I do not suffer from Insomnia.  I am kept awake at night, or do not reach REM sleep but not because of a medical or hereditary condition - because there are wind turbines right outside my bedroom that attack me nearly every night.   Then she asked "Headaches?"  Again, hesitation.  I do get headaches but only when exposed to the turbines and if I leave my home they go away.  "Have you ever experienced heart palpatations or any irregular heartbeats?"  Again, hesitation - this time, she knew... the turbines. I explained, sometimes when you wake up you can feel your heart beating to the rythym of the turbines.  When they are really bad and consistent, when you have gone 2,3 or more nights without sleep, the affect on your stress level, your heartbeat, everything, is increased. Next question, "Have you ever felt emotional, depressed, suicidal?"  Hmmm, let's see, I haven't slept properly for, oh, 4 years and have spent every possible penny we have on trying to combat the turbines only to watch my house become unsellable and my taxes double because we made "improvements", uh - ya, I feel a little sad sometimes.....
I must say she was very good about it and able to make determinations as to what was a true inherited trait or issue as opposed to an inflicted issue, but we had to note things that would not have been an issue had my next door neighbour (the wind turbine) not inflicted its noise and vibration on me and my family.
So, here I am typing because it's the only way I know to vent the frustration I am feeling at this moment.  No family, person, animal or other living creature should ever be put in this situation.
Health, Property Value, Enjoyment, Taxes, Bank Account and now possibly Insurance too - wonder what is next?
Take care,

Sunday, November 4, 2012

November 4, 2012 - I had a dream...

I had a dream last night! An actual dream....not too exciting for most people, but for me a clear indication that I actually slept.  I was feeling under the weather this week, and last night at bedtime especially so.  When I woke up this morning I felt much better and that was in part due to a good night's sleep.  We are into the fall weather and with the change in temperature comes the stronger winds and noticeable affects of the turbines.  Last night, the wind was from the North and not too strong so we had some relief. 
It's just the beginning of November and already I have noticed increased fatigue, emotional ups and downs and, a general feeling of "blah".  I am not looking forward to the remaining winter months.  But for today, I can be happy because last night, I had a dream.

Here is an email forwarded to me that I thought I would share - let's hope a positive shift is in the air.

Here is a particularly good read...

An ill wind for McGuinty

New scientific study links wind turbines to health hazards

One of the worst things the Dalton McGuinty government did in its disastrous dash into green energy was to ride roughshod over the health complaints of rural Ontarians regarding industrial wind turbines.
Basically McGuinty dismissed them as NIMBYS.
That is, people who weren’t really suffering any ill health effects from wind turbines other than “Not In My Back Yard Syndrome” — NIMBYism for short.
The Liberal government cited studies — many from the wind industry itself — claiming no adverse health effects from wind turbines, and a report by Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Arlene King, concluding there were no “direct links” between wind turbines and ill health.
But wind farm opponents are now armed with a new weapon — a controlled, peer-reviewed, scientific study published in the current issue of the periodical Noise and Health which for the first time links industrial wind turbine noise and vibration to serious health problems.
The study — “Effects of industrial wind turbine noise on sleep and health” — assessed two wind farm communities in Maine and was first reported by my Sun Media colleague Jonathan Sher of the London Free Press.
Its authors, Michael Nissenbaum of the Northern Maine Medical Centre, Jeffery Aramini of Intelligent Health Solutions in Guelph, Ont. and Christopher Hanning of the University Hospitals of Leicester in the UK, made the following findings:
“We conclude that the noise emissions of IWTs (industrial wind turbines) 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. Further research is needed to determine at what distances risks become negligible, as well as to better estimate the portion of the population suffering from adverse effects at a given distance.” Meanwhile, the McGuinty government has been assuring us that its minimum 550-metre setback for industrial wind turbines reduces noise levels to the equivalent of “a quiet library.”
Then again, we also know, thanks to reporting by the CBC during last year’s Ontario election, that the McGuinty government received hundreds of health complaints from people across the province living near wind turbines and suppressed them.
Government documents released under Freedom of Information showed environment ministry staff issued internal warnings the province needed stricter rural noise limits on turbines, that it had no reliable way to monitor or enforce them and that computer models for determining setbacks were flawed.
Despite that, McGuinty forged ahead with his industrial wind development plan through his Green Energy Act, which stripped local municipalities — and thus local residents — of any say in the location of industrial wind farms.
In many ways, the social disaster caused by McGuinty’s reckless and uninformed blunder into green energy rivals the financial disaster he inflicted on all Ontarians in pursuit of it, as revealed by Ontario Auditor General Jim McCarter’s findings last year.
McCarter found McGuinty added billions to the cost of electricity generation — to be paid for by Ontario consumers — by failing to do proper business planning, ignoring the advice of the government’s own experts on how to reduce costs and committing Ontario to paying hundreds of millions of dollars for green energy it doesn’t need and may never use.
The problem with the McGuinty Liberals, of course, is that they are now so committed to green energy they’re incapable of admitting error, much less reversing course, something unlikely to change with a new leader.
But the next Ontario government, assuming it’s not another Liberal one, should put a moratorium on wind turbine construction and do an independent study of the health issues related to them. At the very least.