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The extended campaigns by corporations to corrupt the medical industry

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When you visit your GP there’s generally an unspoken understanding that the GP will be batting 100% for you and your health and well being. That relationship’s long been considered sacrosanct and unbiased. Well – here we learn of the Tobacco Industry’s decades long (50 years in fact) campaign to get the medical profession onside with the ‘health’ benefits of smoking cigarettes.  Then we had the same scenario with the makers of Asbestos denying the ill effects of their product on humanity’s health … setting the scene for yet another duplicate scenario concerning the effects of wind turbines on the health of those who live near them.

This information is from Senator John Madigan who “delivered this powerful speech on the floor of the Australian Federal Senate. In this speech, he details how one of Australia’s best known power companies, AGL, attempted to influence country doctors in their treatment of residents living near Macarthur wind farm.”(via http://www.pukekaka.com/ Posted on 2015-06-18)

Comment:

Note well, corporations have been described in the documentary ‘The Corporation’, as psychopathic personalities. Watch it and learn of the associated personality traits. In this particular instance, corporations are not averse at all to such persuasive behaviours as bribery, they are also widely known to regularly lie evidenced by their frequent court appearances and ‘slap on the wrist’ type fines.

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Read the article: http://www.pukekaka.com/modules.php?name=Articles&file=article&sid=105

The less publicized hazards of wind farms

Here are two articles brought to my attention by a local person who lives in the vicinity of Project Central Wind.

These farms that are promoted as green and healthy are, when truth is known, far from either. Search the articles here and on Youtube … you will find verification of this. They are heavily subsidized by governments and bring many health problems.

Here we have added difficulties highlighted, one being hazards for light aircraft and a death trap for bats. It’s also known they have a propensity to kill birds, understandably.

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Pilots warn of a disaster as wind farms flourish

Sunday Express – Paula Murray – October 4, 2015 (windaction.org)

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Wind turbines pose risks for light aircraft – an accident waiting to happen

“Light aircraft pilots have warned it is “just a matter of time” before wind farms cause a “disastrous” accident in Scotland.

Small planes along with helicopters, gliders, microlights and other hobbyists make up the biggest user group of the UK airspace in terms of low level flying and contribute some £3billion to the economy supporting close to 40,000 jobs.

Member organisations admit the fast-growing renewables sector has created some “fairly significant” issues which they have fought hard to resolve.

Their main concerns relate to downwind turbulence from the turbine blades plus problems with visibility especially in poor conditions…”

The fast pace of development mean maps and charts are often well behind of the size of existing farms and new developments with anenometer masts springing up to scout potential development sites.

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Bats Killed in Large Numbers at United States Wind Energy Facilities

BioScience – Mark A. Hayes – December 1, 2013  (windaction.org)

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Bat fatalities due to wind turbines

“The development and expansion of wind energy facilities is a key threat to bat populations in North America. Dead bats are being found underneath wind turbines across North America, and bat fatalities have been documented at almost all of the wind facilities at which thorough bat surveys have been conducted. This paper examines the scale of the problem. The abstract and conclusions of the paper are provided below. The full paper can be accessed at the links on this page.

Abstract (from bioscience.oxfordjournals.org)

Bats represent a substantial contribution to mammalian species diversity and ecosystem processes in North America, including their role in performing important economic service functions. The development and expansion of wind energy facilities is a key threat to bat populations in North America. Dead bats are being found underneath wind turbines across North America, and bat fatalities have been documented at almost all of the wind facilities at which thorough bat surveys have been conducted. The results….”

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How wind turbines can affect your health – from the Council of Canadian Academies

Very relevant to the Rangitikei with Project Central Wind … to read more that project go here. For further links to articles go to ‘categories’ on the main page or check out  the Health Effects of Wind Turbines page. 

RECENT RESEARCH:

Expert Panel finds that annoyance can be caused by wind turbine noise — a clear adverse health effect

Ottawa (April 9, 2015) – A new expert panel report, Understanding the Evidence: Wind Turbine Noise, released today by the Council of Canadian Academies provides an in-depth examination of 32 potential adverse health effects linked to wind turbine noise….

The Panel’s report stresses that, given the nature of the sound produced by wind turbines and the limited quality of available evidence, the health impacts of wind turbine noise cannot be comprehensively assessed and further information and study are required.

The Panel outlined 11 main findings discussed in the full report. Some findings include:

1. The evidence is sufficient to establish a causal relationship between exposure to wind turbine noise and annoyance.

2. There is limited evidence to establish a causal relationship between exposure to wind turbine noise and sleep disturbance.

3. The evidence suggests a lack of causality between exposure to wind turbine noise and hearing loss.

4. For all other health effects considered (fatigue, tinnitus, vertigo, nausea, dizziness, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, etc.), the evidence was inadequate to come to any conclusion about the presence or absence of a causal relationship with exposure to wind turbine noise.

5. Technological development is unlikely to resolve, in the short term, the current issues related to perceived adverse health effects of wind turbine noise.

6. Impact assessments and community engagement provide communities with greater knowledge and control over wind energy projects and therefore help limit annoyance.

Read More: http://www.scienceadvice.ca/en/news.aspx?id=146

Can Humans Really Hear the Infrasound Generated by Wind Turbines and Smart Meters?

Do Wind Turbines Really Cause Health Problems?

“Health effects due to low-frequency components in noise are estimated to be more severe than for community noises in general” – World Health Organization [1] 

Copy of Genesis-_Smart-Meter_-1bHere we have more on the ongoing debate over the health effects of both Smart (aka Advanced) Meters and wind turbines. A quick search on Youtube will reveal plentiful testimonies by people who live next to wind turbines or have Smart Meters installed near where they sleep or work, who experience health effects. They include sleep disturbance, headaches, tinnitus, ear pressure, dizziness, vertigo, nausea, visual blurring, tachycardia, irritability and problems with concentration and memory to name a few.

Wind turbines generate a broad spectrum of noise including low frequency noise and infrasound which may be audible or inaudible. [2][3], [4],  [5]

This article comes from dtesmartmeter blogspot  The industries to do with Radio Frequencies and the radiation

they produce are reluctant to acknowledge any detrimental effects experienced by sane people who live with these technologies at close hand. People caught in the unfortunate position of having them imposed nearby after they have built their homes, are in a very difficult place. Their homes have dropped in value (because nobody chooses to live next to wind farms) so selling and relocating is no longer the simple option it once was. Read more on the effects as researched in a newly released German study:

wind-farm-538576_1280“Even though the American Wind Energy Association has acknowledged the health effects wind turbines can cause, people who claim they can hear sounds generated by wind turbines and smart meters are generally dismissed as crazy, hypochondriacal, or overanxious. A just-released German scientific study now provides proof that humans can hear sounds that were formerly assumed to be outside the range of human hearing. Every person who participated in the study, in which all extraneous noise was removed, was able to perceive the sounds. For some, it wasn’t that they “heard” something acoustically, but that they perceived it in some other way. The scientists also discovered that the perception of these sounds stimulated areas of the brain involved in emotion, which indicates that the brain is perceiving the sound as a potential danger…”

Read more: http://dtesmartmeter.blogspot.co.nz/2015/07/can-humans-really-hear-infrasound.html?spref=fb