By Melissa Ware
SENATORS and public servants, please listen to the doctors and [not] Ms Hawkins' ill informed knowledge on wind farm health issues, and publicly remedy the ignorance without delay.
For those failing to understand simple physics and dynamics of wind turbines and resulting impacts of noise, vibration and sensation to human and animal health then you can surely understand IWEF 'noise' is not always 'heard' by the ear but by the brain. Vibrations from turbines that ripple through the ground and air, through our homes and bodies, [are] not always consciously 'felt', [but] are detected.
These turbine emitted noise and vibrations and sensations are torturous to many, not only in south west Victoria but around the world.
Educate yourself with some facts and figures about impacts, read Mr Cooper's recent findings and summary of the Cape Bridgewater Wind Farm, read the submissions into the senate inquiry into wind farms: or if you can't manage to recognise what you allow to occur in your backyard, try some empathy. Adapt.
Recognise wind farm health issues being cruelly scorned or dismissed has only one purpose, and it is not to promote good public health or well-being.
Science is purely based on a theory which is founded on fact. When new information or facts are provided then the theory is supposed to adapt accordingly.
Harmed rural people like myself tell scientists, acousticians and the medicos we are getting sick and sicker near turbines and many adversely impacted residents are prepared to assist in learning why and how we are getting sick. We are willing to open our homes and share our experiences, what we don't need from Ms Hawkins is an accusation there is a dubious sounding, completely unbelievable 'health scare' campaign being undertaken by Senator Madigan.
Wind energy [is] an illusion, is illustrated and promoted as clean and safe as expected from a huge business raking in huge sums of taxpayer funding through the RECs. It is gullible believing the surface story investigate, read up on some facts or live 900m from a wind farm for six years and experience first hand the oil leaks, the chemicals, the cement, the cost, the never ending maintenance, the bombardment and the cruelty, and the utter uselessness of wind energy.
Rural people [are] forced through the inaction of the AMA and the NHMRC, and inadequate planning laws, to endure impacting emissions of wind turbines and are being prescribed the only recommendation available by GPs, and that is to 'move away'.
Imagine, if you are able, what your response would be to the imposition of a wind farm built next door, which damages your health, which the company and the government refuse to acknowledge and you are told for your health to move away.
You can't sell because no-one will live by choice in close proximity to these monstrosities. Senator Madigan is not the only one doing a great job in having our voices heard in parliament and seeing that this marginalisation of rural people, including my family, being adversely impacted is recognised.