Mars Hill wind turbine project health effects: Pilot Study results

Dr. Michael A. Nissenbaum, a radiologist at the Northern Maine Medical Center, conducted medical interviews with forty-nine adults living within the vicinity of the Mars Hill wind energy facility in Mars Hill, Maine. Of the individuals interviewed, 27 were part of the control group residing an average distance from the turbines of 15,000 to 16,000 feet. His data suggests the residents living within 3500 feet of the towers have a higher incidence of medical problems (sleep disturbances, headaches, dizziness, weight changes, possible increases in blood pressure, as well as increased prescription medication use) due to noise emissions from the turbines near their homes.

Dr. Nissenbaum presented his findings at a forum held in Rutland Vermont at the Rutland Regional Medical Center. Slides from his presentation, including the summary of his pilot study results, can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.

Brief professional bio for Dr. Nissenbaum

Education -
Medical School: University of Toronto
Diagnostic Imaging Residency: McGill University
Fellowship Training: University of California

Current position -
Radiologist, Northern Maine Medical Center, Fort Kent, Maine

Previous position -
Junior Faculty at Harvard University and
Associate Director of MRI at a major Harvard teaching hospital is grateful to Dr. Nissenbaum for granting us permission to provide his slides via the site.

Nissenbaum Presentation Mars Hill

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MAY 6 2010
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