from: Wind Concerns Ontario
Killaloe, Ontario – Cheryl Gallant, M.P. for Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, was pleased to present Carmen Krogh of Killaloe with a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Carmen Krogh is a retired pharmacist with more than 40 years of experience as a health professional. Her career includes holding senior positions at a major teaching hospital, a drug information specialist, a professional association, and the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) at Health Canada.
She was the former Director of Publications and Editor-in-chief of the Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties (CPS), the Canadian book used by physicians, nurses, and health professionals for prescribing information on prescription medication in Canada.
Carmen Krogh is recognized in Ontario, Canada and internationally for her research, peer-reviewed articles, educational activities regarding adverse health effects and industrial wind turbines (IWTs).

Her research is grounded in the real-life experiences of people who live amongst IWTs in Ontario and other jurisdictions. Her goal is evidence-based siting of IWTs that protects human health. Her research and educational efforts are self-funded.

“Carmen has dedicated her life to improving and protecting the health and safety of Canadians, and is a very worthy recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal,” stated MP Gallant.

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28-31 AUGUST 2007

For the past 27 years, the multi-disciplinary scientific team, led by author NCB, has been investigating the effects of Infrasound and Low Frequency Noise (ILFN, <500 Hz) on biological tissue, in human and animal models. The clinical pathology caused by excessive exposure to ILFN is called vibroacoustic disease (VAD). Despite the considerable amount of data collected to date, the debilitating effects of VAD are not yet acknowledged by the vast majority of the medical and scientific communities. Consequently, individuals exposed to ILFN are not afforded any protection against this physical agent of disease. This report will deconstruct the most common scientific arguments employed by mainstream scientists against the acknowledgement of VAD as a unique clinical entity. Both the physical understanding of acoustics and the mechanical understanding of biological systems are sine qua non conditions for comprehending the interaction of acoustical phenomena with biological tissue. Among several others, common arguments include 1) “what you can’t hear won’t hurt you”; 2) it is not biologically possible to have collagen growth without a concomitant inflammatory process; and 3) no abnormalities are detected with the majority of routine medical diagnostic tests. These issues involve key concepts that are required for understanding VAD as a pathological entity

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Research into VAD has been ongoing since 1980, conducted by a multidisciplinary team of scientists led by pathologist Nuno Castelo Branco, MD.

These results irrefutably demonstrate that wind turbines in the proximity of residential areas produce acoustical environments that can lead to the development of VAD in nearby home-dwellers. read full article
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Excessive exposure to infrasound and low frequency noise (ILFN, defined as all acoustical phenomena occurring at or below the frequency bands of 500 Hz) can cause vibro-acoustic disease (VAD). [1]

Research into VAD has been ongoing since 1980, conducted by a multidisciplinary team of scientists led by pathologist Nuno Castelo Branco, MD.

In March 2007, for the first time, the Portuguese National Center for Occupational Diseases gave 100% professional disability to a 40-year-old flight attendant who had been diagnosed with VAD since 2001. Two other VAD patients also have been given a similar disability status.

Initially, only ILFN-rich occupational environments were investigated. However, over the past several years, many individuals and their families have approached our team because of the ILFN contaminant in their homes. The sources of residential ILFN vary from industrial complexes, to large volume highways, to public transportation systems, etc.

In a case study published in Proceedings of Internoise 2004 (an annual scientific meeting dedicated to all aspects of acoustics), one of the first documented cases of environmental VAD was reported in a family of four, exposed to the ILFN produced by a nearby port grain terminal. [2]

Over the past three years, several families have contacted this team complaining of noise caused by the proximity of industrial wind turbines (windmills). However, only within this past month (April 2007) has this team obtained detailed acoustical measurements within a home surrounded by four recently installed industrial windmills.

This acoustical data was essential in order to compare in-home, windmill-produced acoustical environments with the residential, ILFN-rich environments that are known to be conducive to VAD.

The levels of ILFN inside the windmill-surrounded home are larger than those obtained in the home contaminated by the port grain terminal.

The scientific report on this will be formally presented at Internoise 2007, to be held on 28-31 August in Istanbul, Turkey. [3]

These results irrefutably demonstrate that wind turbines in the proximity of residential areas produce acoustical environments that can lead to the development of VAD in nearby home-dwellers.

In order to protect Public Health, ILFN-producing devices must not be placed in locations that will contaminate residential areas with this agent of disease.

[1] Castelo Branco NAA, Alves-Pereira M. (2004) Vibroacoustic disease. Noise & Health 2004; 6(23): 3-20.
[2] Castelo Branco NAA, Araujo A., Joanaz de Melo J, Alves-Pereira M. (2004) Vibroacoustic disease in a 10-year-old male. Proc. Internoise 2004, Prague, Czech Republic, August 22-25, 2004: No. 634 (7 pages).
[3] www.internoise2007.org.tr

Press Release, May 31, 2007

Professor Mariana Alves-Pereira, School of Health Sciences (ERISA), Lusofona University, Portugal, and Department of Environmental Sciences & Engineering, New University of Lisbon, Portugal

Nuno Castelo Branco, MD, Surgical Pathologist, President, Scientific Board, Center for Human Performance (CPH)

source: National Wind Watch
Photos of Chatham-Kent Industrial Wind Turbines February 2014
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Photos of Chatham-Kent Industrial Wind Turbines February 2014
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Residents of West Lincoln, Ontario in the Niagara Region along with members of the WL Wind Action Group and Mothers Against Turbines speak out against Industrial Wind Turbines (Wind Energy Projects) that not only continue to threaten the fabric of  Ontario's Rural Communities but also talk about issues that are having an effect on ALL Ontario Residents, under it's flawed Green Energy Act. 

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link to EBR Registry Number:   012-0613