Impact of Bad Choice for Climate Change Mitigation – Palmer
William K.G. Palmer
Presentation to Climate Change Technology Conference, May 2013
In Ontario the Chief Medical Officer of Health considered only “direct” impacts of noise to conclude wind turbines were not a health hazard.
After issuance of the Chief Medical Officer report, the WHO (Europe) reported on the burden of disease from noise that exposure to environmental noise was not only a nuisance, but also a concern for public health because of the impact of “indirect” causes such as sleep deprivation, blood pressure changes and cardiovascular effects.