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Letter to AMA (Australia) 

Credit:  Jay J. Tibbetts, MD, March 18, 2014 ~~

I am a practicing physician, member of the Brown County Board of Health and Medical Adviser to the Brown County Health Department and am appalled by the misguided position of the AMA Australia on their position on the effects of ILFN on human health. Over the past four years the Board has studied the deleterious effects of IWT’s on human health. We have the Shirley Wind Farm in out county. It consists of eight 500′ 2.5 megawatt IWT’s. The effects on our citizens living in the immediate vicinity i.e. 2-3 mi. of the nearest turbine has been devastating. Ear pressure, pain, tinnitus, vertigo, headache, nausea, chest pain pressure, abdominal pain, poor concentration, sleep depravation, irritability and depression are some of the symptoms our citizens are experiencing. These symptoms are not unique to our facility but are reported world wide and a direct effect of ILFN. Three families from Shirley Wind have abandoned their homes and several others would move save for financial reasons. Forty families have left their homes in a wind farm in Ontario, Canada because of the above mentioned symptoms. A study of Shirley Wind in 2013 by a group of acousticians has identified significant ILFN. Professor Alec Salt has identified the pathway of transmission of ILFN in the inner ear.

Brown County has been well aware of wind turbine health issues sending two resolutions passed by the County Board of Supervisors to the State of Wisconsin. Furthermore, Brown County working with Rick James is in the process of amending our noise ordinance to include ILFN similarly to Germany, The Netherlands and Poland.

To accept the view of the AMA Australia challenges every bit of reason and study on this subject.

Jay J. Tibbetts, MD
Green Bay, WI

Also see: 
Letter from Dr. Sandy Reider, Vermont, to AMA.
Letter from Dr. Robert McMurtry, Ontario, to AMA.
Letter from Dr. Håkan Enbom, Sweden, to AMA.
Letter from Dr. Mauri Johanssen, Denmark, to AMA.
More letters:  www.wind-watch.org/news/tag/ama/

Source:  Jay J. Tibbetts, MD, March 18, 2014

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