Pam and Gary Nijenhuis

Submission to Health Canada Wind Turbine Noise and Health Study, 2012

"Health Studies Before Wind Turbines" - This is the saying on many signs around the province.

The government now knows that studies should be done, they've heard the stories of people who've had to leave their homes because of sickness, ringing in ears, dizziness etc....

In 2 years, the results will be here, to determine if wind turbines are the cause of all these complaints. It sounds good right?...WRONG, because 2 years = 2 late.

Too late for the many people who live close to proposed and already built wind turbines around the province. If the study shows wind turbines to be harmful to many will be already built?

We live 550 m to a proposed wind turbine from the company WPD (Springwood wind farm). What if my husband and I and our 4 kids get sick? or what if this affects our farm animals? My daughter already has sensitive ears and has tubes in them..what if she experiences ringing in her ears? Who will help?

Is it going to be 2 years = 2 late = 2 bad for you? We hope not.

Please remember the word BEFORE in the saying "Health Studies Before Wind Turbines", because the lives of our family depend on it.

Thank you for reading,

Pam and Gary Nijenhuis
6953 2nd line R.R.#3
Fergus, ON
N1M 2W4