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Spread of wind power produces health worries  

Credit:  Portland Press Herald | www.pressherald.com 21 September 2012 ~~

I support and agree with the information you printed about how wind turbines affect us here in Maine. Many people I know now feel the same way after learning the real facts about wind turbines. One particular fact that I’m sure many can relate to is that my energy bill has increased and seems to continue to rise. That really worries me.

But what really worries me is being forced to live near them. For the past few years, we have lived in fear of wind turbines being erected on the mountains above our home, just 1.5 miles away.

After researching wind turbines myself, I’ve found startling facts about the effects they have on our health especially if you live near them. I’ve also talked with some residents of Maine who are already dealing with the health effects of wind turbines. It is torture to them even at 1.5 miles away. After speaking with two doctors about the effects they could have on my family’s nervous systems, I feel we would be forced to abandon our home if they are erected here.

My own nervous system is already fragile from dealing with Lyme disease, and one of my sons also has a health condition that would be affected by the frequencies of wind turbines.

I’ve thought of selling my home many times before they erect them here, but my area is a tough place to sell, and honestly I love my home and really don’t want to leave. I wouldn’t know where to go even if I sold my home since wind turbine projects are threatening a majority of Maine’s mountains. I pray that the truth comes out, and they never go up here or anywhere else.

Heidi Emery

Highland Plantation

Source:  Portland Press Herald | www.pressherald.com 21 September 2012

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