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Physicians discuss wind energy and health

At the Maine Medical Association's annual meeting, the group took up the issue of wind energy and public health. The MMA approved a resolution, submitted by Dr. Albert Aniel and Dr. Michael Nissenbaum, to encourage studies of the health effects of wind turbines.

BAR HARBOR (NEWS CENTER) -- At the Maine Medical Association's annual meeting, the group took up the issue of wind energy and public health.

The MMA approved a resolution, submitted by Dr. Albert Aniel and Dr. Michael Nissenbaum, to encourage studies of the health effects of wind turbines. The resolution states that the MMA will work with health organizations and regulatory agencies to inform the public of those findings.

"It's just appropriate that we check to see are those questions justified or not," said Dr. Kenneth Christian, an MMA member. "And that would be true whether this is a wind installation, whether it's a factory, whether it's a nuke plant, whatever."

Some people who live near existing wind farms, including the one in Mars Hill, have reported symptoms such as headaches and depression as a result of the noise and shadow flickers from the turbines.

The resolution can be viewed here.

BAR HARBOR (NEWS CENTER) -- At the Maine Medical Association's annual meeting, the group took up the issue of wind energy and public health.

The MMA approved a resolution, submitted by Dr. Albert Aniel and Dr. Michael Nissenbaum, to encourage studies of the health effects of wind turbines. The resolution states that the MMA will work with health organizations and regulatory agencies to inform the public of those findings.

"It's just appropriate that we check to see are those questions justified or not," said Dr. Kenneth Christian, an MMA member. "And that would be true whether this is a wind installation, whether it's a factory, whether it's a nuke plant, whatever."

Some people who live near existing wind farms, including the one in Mars Hill, have reported symptoms such as headaches and depression as a result of the noise and shadow flickers from the turbines.

The resolution can be viewed here.


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SEP 12 2009
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