Danish physician worries about turbine health effects (Denmark)
Jan 24, 2011
From: Mauri Johansson, MD
Sent: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 4:17 PM
To: Nina Pierpont, MD
Subject: Wind Turbine syndrome. What else?
Dear colleague, dear Nina!
Your book was a real eye-opener, and, in spite of vigorous resistance from the wind turbine industry, I think has started the wordwide opposition to the horribly unsafe “safety” distances, to avoid serious illness and damage among humans and animals.
Living and working in Denmark, Europe, now as retired MD/MHH in community and occupational medicine, I have started a resistance group in my local community. In this small country the neoliberal government has planned to build more than 1,000 turbines. Each of them more than 2 MW, 150-200 meters high. Most will be on land, with a setback distance 4x this height!
You can guess the noise and vibration inferno this will create!
There are now more that 80 groups in Denmark, and new ones are established weekly. But the government, the local responsible authorities, and the industry are oblivious. Only money matters.
Now it looks like the Australian Parliament has noticed the health problems and is asking for help, worldwide. I hope you will respond to the Australia government and inform them. Also, note the message about securing [giving immunity to] those who have signed a “gag clause,” permitting them to testify before parliament. What a good law!
I hope all the best for you. I can imagine the pressures you are under!
All my best,
Mauri Johansson, MD, MHH