Invitation to Emissions Protection Medical Forum in Bad Orb, Hesse
With thanks to Dr. Kuck and www.gegenwind-bad-orb.de !
It’s about the health of our population, and it’s coming to the health centers in Bad Orb and Bad Soden-Salmünster in the Spessart nature region !
Mediclin Rehazentrum Bad Orb – Spessartstraße 20
1. Introduction – Dr. G. Ebenhöh, Chief, Mediclin Rehazentrum, Bad Orb
2. Health risks posed by wind turbines: WTS and VAD – Dr. E. Kuck, Renewable Energy Working Group
3. Energy policy versus health – legal approach – R. A. G. Böckenhoff
Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Colleagues,
As initiated at the highest political levels, energy development is now at full throttle in our region with the construction of another 300 monstrous – 200m high – wind energy facilities to be constructed on our doorstep.
Owing to the already very advanced planning by the municipalities of Main-Kinzig-Kreises, particularly Biebergemünd, Wächtersbach, Bad Orb, and Bad Soden-Salmunster, it is already “five minutes to midnight”. Therefore, we have decided to hold an information session with an emphasis on health effects of wind turbines.
We are writing to you as doctors, therapists, and all who contribute to health care in the region.
In a lecture on the mechanisms of disease, the chronic effects are illuminated with the latest research results. And we argue that the protection of the population is not covered by the laws and regulations, given the latest medical research.
Dr. Eckhard Kuck
R. A. Geerd Böckenhoff
Letter of support by Dr. Sarah Laurie, Waubra Foundation, Australia
I am delighted to learn that you and some of your colleagues are meeting together to discuss the serious health problems associated with exposure to operating wind turbines.
There are a growing number of independent, ethical and courageous health professionals and engineers who are investigating and then speaking out about what is going on around the world. In doing so, we are choosing to abide by our professional codes of ethics to “first do no harm” and to place the health and safety of the public paramount.
This is a global problem, and an entrenched and powerful global industry, which has every reason to oppose what we are doing. There are clear indications that the wind industry and some of their hired health and engineering professionals do indeed know exactly what is going on and why. Public health authorities universally are refusing to investigate further.
A global collaborative approach between such concerned ethical professionals is therefore urgently required. I look forward to working closely with you and your colleagues, to share information, progress the necessary research, and to support you in your efforts in whatever way I can.
With kindest regards and best wishes to you all
Dr. Sarah Laurie
Chief Executive Officer
Letter of support by Prof. Dr. Mariana Alves-Pereira, Portugal
This IS Excellent News!
Wishing much success and international exposure for this medical forum!
Lusofona University, Lissabon
Letter of support by Nina Pierpont, MD, PhD
Dear Dr. Kuck,
Today you join a small band of physicians around the world who do what clinicians are supposed to do: they take their patients serious/y. Today you have announced the creation of a group of German physicians who no longer will be silent about Wind Turbine Syndrome – a global industrial plague for which there is no end in sight.
I salute you and your colleagues for refusing to allow medicine to be subordinated to the will of industry and government, or to the frenzied multitude and media who make no effort to understand that Wind Turbine Syndrome is genuine and horrible.
Even more shocking are those who mock and dismiss victims of this industrial plague – and there are thousands of victims. I refer to scientists and clinicians who have never, ever, interviewed a single sufferer. I refer to government agencies and research institutes that write ponderous reports concluding there is no merit to this illness-declaring it is nothing more than hysteria. Where their conclusions are drawn from amateur or discredited principles of epidemiology, acoustics and neurophysiology. Where conclusions are derived from turbine noise measurements that deliberately exclude infrasound-the rapidly pulsed infrasound with alarmingly high sound pressures which noise engineers with ultra-sophisticated equipment have been documenting for years.
These engineers, who risk their health and reputations, are heroes.
Infrasound is without doubt the chief cause of Wind Turbine Syndrome – yet every acoustician and physicist employed by the wind industry denies its presence and its insidiously modulated behavior. Or, if they grudgingly acknowledge it, they declare that infrasound has no impact on the auditory and vestibular organs of the inner ear – a subject about which these people know next to nothing.
On a larger front, wind energy has anointed itself the savior of the world against the Apocalypse of Global Warming. Emboldened by this sleight of hand, the wind industry has embraced the rhetoric and fervor of a messianic movement – one with a dangerously fascist mentality. Which explains why many of our colleagues are afraid to oppose dangerously sited wind turbines. Opposition can cost them their research grants, their reputations, their jobs – and, I fear, even their lives. (There have been death threats to some of us.)
I salute you this day for refusing to allow clinical medicine to be corrupted by this delusional, jack-booted, out-of-control industry. The risk you take is high – though not so high, of course, as the risk of losing your conscience and integrity by remaining silent.
Malone, New York
Letter of support by Dr. Allan C. Watts
Dear Dr. Kuck,
I am aware that you have joined with a small group of Physicians in Germany who are courageously committed to our profession and your Patients. A group of Doctors prepared to stand up and say what is right, not what is just safe or popular. You do not stand alone. There are others who likewise refuse to allow wind industry greed or Government ignorance or indifference to damage our global citizenry.
The advent of massive industrial wind factories into rural Australia precipitates increasing national incivility. They pit neighbour against neighbour and rent the very fabric of our once strong rural families, thereby destroying our social harmony and well-being.
They plunder our environment while enriching foreigners all under the guise of some mythical societal benefit. They take our health, our land, our peace of mind and our taxes. We surrender our precious mountains to this most gross industry. And in return they give us social chaos, environmental destruction, lies, deceit, scorn, and ill-health.
What price we pay.
The intractable health problems that have developed with the proliferation of industrial wind turbines have become a worldwide problem. The wind energy companies that are profiting are often international companies or consortiums and it has therefore become apparent that the battle to stop the insidious march of the wind turbines across our treasured landscapes must also be of worldwide proportions.
You and your group have our unbounded support. It is obvious that more doctors must accept the responsibility of their profession and to listen, understand, study and ultimately to speak out with authority and conviction. To anyone who has researched this topic there is much evidence to support it. We in Australia are actively seeking additional research and we are very critical of the various Environmental Assessments that are accompanying any applications to build wind farms largely (but not exclusively) because there is a refusal to monitor infrasound and to accept there are health implications.
A major duty of government via its planning instrumentalities and ministerial control is to anticipate, eliminate or mitigate this kind of societal disruption.
Those who endorse or profit from placing such industrial complexes near the homes of others have no inclination to safeguard or foster a civil and healthy society.
There is immense contradiction in supporting the concept of minimizing the human footprint on the earth while endorsing the destructive intrusiveness of physically massive, feckless energy wind projects.
The wind industry is based on greed, ignorance, subsidy and institutional deceit. Its propaganda rewards the greedy, flatters the gullible, exploits the well-intentioned.
Industrial wind is a fraud of enormous consequence. And people who value intellectual honesty should not allow themselves to be cruelly deceived by such industrial treachery or even by their government’s callous indifference.
I commend you and your colleagues for your efforts and wish you God speed.
Dr. Alan C. Watts
Carcoar, New South Wales, Australia
Letter of support by Mauri Johansson MD, MHH, Denmark
Our medical collegues in the Hessen region the best wishes for the funding meeting September 12th 2012 of a regional medical group to strenghten the efforts to stop further erection of giant wind turbines close to human dwellings, to avoid further illness, caused by these damaging interventions. We hope your new organization will soon cover all parts of Germany and then Europe and the whole world, in cooperation with all medics of the same opinion.
In Denmark we are for the moment 6 physicians active in the necessary work to stop for more onshore wind turbines, to prevent and avoid more annoyance and illness among the neighbors, and also initiate serious and independent research to define safe noise limits and distances, risk groups, a better understanding of the mechanisms of illness and much else that so far has been only in the hands of engineers and the turbine industry, working for profits but ignoring human health.
Perhaps you could ask EPAW to establish an information area for physicians on their home page for further contacts?
On behalf of my colleagues and myself – all our best wishes,
Specialist in community and occupational medicine