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Pierpont, Nina
Letters to Civilna Inicijativa za Zaščito Senožeških Brd and Çeşme Sürdürülebilir Yaşam Platformu
I write to you at the request of Katarina Dea Zetko, who tells me the community of Senožeče is about to be surrounded by scores of industrial wind turbines. Evidently, 40 to 80 of them, as close as 800 m to people’s homes. In 2009 I published what was then the definitive study of health effects caused by wind turbine infrasound on people living within 2 km of industrial turbines. The book, titled “Wind Turbine Syndrome: A Report on a . . . Complete article »

Pierpont, Nina
Nina Pierpont interviews acoustician Stephen Ambrose
Dr. Nina Pierpont, PhD (Princeton), MD (Johns Hopkins), interviews acoustician Stephen Ambrose on his work. She asks him about the strange malady that plagued him after he went to work taking sound measurements at a house near a 1.65-MW Vestas wind turbine where the residents were complaining of bad health since the turbine went on line. He tells Dr. Pierpont that even while setting up in the house he began to feel strangely unwell, as did his co-worker. Something is . . . Complete article »

Pierpont, Nina
Nina Pierpont interviews Falmouth, Mass., wind turbine syndrome victims — September 2011
The health and well-being of several neighbors was affected after a 1.65-megawatt Vestas wind turbine began operating in July 2010. Falmouth now shuts the turbine down for much of the night. Mark Cool: He said it took months of headaches and other cognitive changes before he began to realize it wasn’t just him; other neighbors nearby had developed odd symptoms at the same time. Annie Hart Cool: Annie notes that she was confused why they were feeling so poorly until . . . Complete article »

Pierpont, Nina
Comments on Australian gov’t review of wind turbines and health
Two weeks ago, Nina Pierpont testified (teleconference) before the Australian Federal Senate’s Community Affairs Committee, as it holds public hearings on wind turbines and health (among other matters). During the course of the interview, the Senators referred to a report by the Government’s National Health and Medical Research Council. The ”Wind Turbines and Health: A Rapid Review of the Evidence” (July 2010) report, which loftily dismisses Wind Turbine Syndrome as simply anecdote. The Senators asked Pierpont if she had read . . . Complete article »

Pierpont, Nina
Comments on Robert McCunney’s testimony on behalf of Green Mountain Power
Green Mountain Power has applied for a permit to erect 21 wind turbines on Lowell Mountain, Lowell, Vermont. Rebuttal testimony of Robert McCunney on behalf of Green Mountain Power Corporation was filed on November 22, 2010 – Summary of Testimony: Dr. McCunney responds to claims by Department of Public Service witness Mr. Kane, Albany witness Mr. James, Lowell Mountains Group witness Mr. Blomberg and others concerning the health and related impacts of sound. He also supports the Board’s approved sound standard . . . Complete article »

Pierpont, Nina
Adverse health effects: Summary of presentations
The following is the abstract of Dr. Pierpont’s keynote address before the “First International Symposium on the Global Wind Industry and Adverse Health Effects: Loss of Social Justice?” in Picton, Ontario, Canada, October 29-31, 2010, followed by a discussion of other relevant talks at the symposium by Alec Salt, Michael Nissenbaum, Christopher Hanning, and Richard James. Wind Turbine Syndrome & the Brain – Abstract The latest research, as discussed below, suggests the following mechanism for Wind Turbine Syndrome: air-borne or body-borne . . . Complete article »

Pierpont, Nina
Wind Turbine Syndrome
Wind turbines majestically threshing the wind – what marvels of human engineering! To stand beneath one is breathtaking. To live near one can be hell on earth. So I have been told by countless people who suddenly find themselves grievously ill from the subtle yet devastating infrasonic jackhammer generated by these “clean, green, renewable energy” giants. The explanation may be tucked away in the inner ear in a cluster of tiny, interconnected organs with a remarkable evolutionary pedigree. The vestibular organs – . . . Complete article »

Pierpont, Nina
Presentation to the Hammond (NY) Wind Committee
My name is Nina Pierpont. I am a physician in Malone, NY, and author of a book called Wind Turbine Syndrome: a Report on a Natural Experiment, published in December 2009. My M.D. is from the Johns Hopkins University. My PhD, in population biology, is from Princeton University. Population biology has extensive overlap with epidemiology. In fact, one of my doctoral committee members, Robert May, is a prominent theoretical epidemiologist, who subsequently became president of the Royal Society of London . . . Complete article »

Pierpont, Nina
Wind Turbine Syndrome: Excerpts from the Executive Summary
The core of the book is a scientific report presenting original, primary research on symptomatic people living near large industrial wind turbines (1.5-3 MW) erected since 2004. The findings: 1) Wind turbines cause Wind Turbine Syndrome. We know this because people have symptoms when they are close to turbines and the symptoms go away when they are away from turbines. The study families themselves figured out that they had to move away from turbines to be rid of their symptoms, and . . . Complete article »

Pierpont, Nina
Letter from Nina Pierpont against siting wind turbines near homes
I am told that wind developers are proposing to build industrial-scale wind turbines as close as 270 meters from people’s homes. This is a reckless and violent act. The evidence for turbines producing substantial low frequency noise and, worse, infrasound, is no longer in dispute. The clinical evidence is unambiguous that low frequency noise and infrasound profoundly disturb the body’s organs of balance, motion, and position sense. The case studies performed by me and other medical doctors have demonstrated unequivocally . . . Complete article »

Pierpont, Nina; et al.
Letter from Nina Pierpont re: 2-km setback bill in Vermont
[Click here to read “H.677, an act relating to wind energy plants”] February 10, 2010 Rep. Tony Klein Vermont State House of Representatives 115 State Street Montpelier, VT 05633-5301 Dear Representative Klein, I am writing to express support for H.677, sponsored by Representative Potter and others, which (among other things) creates siting, setback, and noise requirements for industrial wind turbines in the good State of Vermont. With increasing interest in building commercial-scale wind turbines in Vermont, it is imperative the . . . Complete article »

Pierpont, Nina
Wind Turbine Syndrome: Executive Summary
The core of the book [Wind Turbine Syndrome: A Report on a Natural Experiment] is a scientific report presenting original, primary research on symptomatic people living near large industrial wind turbines (1.5-3 MW) erected since 2004. These are the findings: 1) Wind turbines cause wind turbine syndrome. We know this because people have symptoms when they are close to turbines and the symptoms go away when they are away from turbines. The study families themselves figured out that they had to . . . Complete article »

Pierpont, Nina
Letter to Mayor of Essex, Ontario
I have been asked by a member of your community to direct your attention to the manifold health risks of siting industrial wind turbines near people’s homes. I urge you and your town council to give the matter careful consideration. … The individual who contacted me included the following information with her request: “An informal survey shows this area has more than 129 adults and 43 children who will be living within 2 km of the turbines. This does not include . . . Complete article »

Pierpont, Nina
Wind turbines and noise: selected bibliography from "Wind Turbine Syndrome"
Frey, Barbara J and Hadden, Peter J. February 2007. Noise radiation from wind turbines installed near homes: effects on health. 137 pp. www.windturbinenoisehealthhumanrights.com/ wtnhhr_june2007.pdf www.wind-watch.org/documents/?p=464 Harry, Amanda. February 2007. Wind turbines, noise, and health. 32 pp. www.windturbinenoisehealthhumanrights.com/ wtnoise_health_2007_a_barry.pdf www.wind-watch.org/documents/?p=501 Kamperman GW, James RR. 2008. Simple guidelines for siting wind turbines to prevent health risks. Noise-Con, July 28-31, 2008, Institute of Noise Control Engineering/USA. www.wind-watch.org/documents/?p=973 Kamperman GW, James RR. 2008. The “How To” guide to siting wind turbines to prevent health . . . Complete article »

Pierpont, Nina
Re: Wind Turbine Syndrome
Letter from Dr. Nina Pierpont to Kim Iles, Chatham, Ontario, re: wind turbine syndrome. Download original document: “Re: Wind Turbine Syndrome” Complete article »

Pierpont, Nina
Dr. Nina Pierpont on CFCO radio
Nina Pierpont, who has described “wind turbine syndrome” – the constellation of symptoms that affects many people living near industrial wind turbines – was interviewed on Kim Iles and Greg Foster’s “Ask the Experts” show, CFCO radio, Chatham, Ontario, on Feb. 28, 2008. This recording was kindly provided to National Wind Watch by Calvin Luther Martin. Listen to “Dr. Nina Pierpont on CFCO radio” Complete article »

Pierpont, Nina
Health Effects of Wind Turbine Noise
“Industrial wind turbines produce significant amounts of audible and low-frequency noise. …” Download original document: “Health Effects of Wind Turbine Noise” Complete article »

Pierpont, Nina
Review of the Noble Environmental DEIS for Ellenburg, NY
Benefits claimed for wind power are inflated by failure to use realistic, published capacity factors. No evidence is presented to support industry claim… Download “Review of the Noble Environmental DEIS for Ellenburg, NY” Complete article »

Pierpont, Nina
Wind Turbine Syndrome
Nina Pierpont, a physician in Malone, N.Y., has described a recurring set of symptoms experienced by people living near industrial wind turbines. Other researchers around the world have also noticed them. They appear to be similar to those of “vibro-acoustic disease,” a well documented set of harmful effects from low-frequency industrial noise and vibration. Download original document: “Wind Turbine Syndrome” Complete article »

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