- Dr. Steve HambletonPresident, Australian Medical Association
AMA: We want you to pull your position statement, and support the research that the government in Australia plans to do, inside the homes, of sick people living near wind turbine developments.
Petition by Mothers Against Wind Turbines
I am the mother of a child with severe aural sensory processing issues. I have a letter from my son's specialist, Dr. Crystella Calvert, stating that the cyclical noise, coming from industrial wind turbines, would be very harmful, to his health and well-being. This is not a recent development. My son Joey's case has been documented medically, as well as at his school, for almost 7 years.
Dr. Calvert said, "Wind turbines concern me, given my strong knowledge of neurobiology. Due to well-documented disruption to the "normal environment, (vibration, noxious repetitive sound) this is potentially a danger to health.
Many children will be , and are being, harmed by the wind turbines placed too close to their homes. The setbacks in many countries are far too small and the infrasound, and low frequency noise, is not monitored or regulated, despite US government funded research, showing in the 1980's that these lower frequencies directly caused the symptoms that residents are experiencing now. Negative health effects are being denied, to protect the industry.
Mothers and Fathers around the world are united in their anger at the AMA, as well as their own governments, for allowing the abuse of children to continue. There are examples of children all over the world, who have ALREADY been harmed by wind turbines, many to the point of having to leave their homes. This is unconscionable!
First let me mention the Hartke family, in the United States. They had to escape their home, with their young daughter, to find refuge in a trailer. No one would do this, unless they were being seriously harmed! Next, there is Helga Hung's son, in Germany, who experienced dramatic worsening of his epileptic seizures.
There is also the Australian child, who cannot sleep, because of the wind turbine noise and vibration he can feel in his bed, causing the pulsing in his head.....and the list goes on!
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! As parents, we have a responsibility to protect our children. As a Medical Association, you have the responsibility of making sure, that we are able to do that!
To the Australian Medical Association" We demand that you:
STOP HELPING THE WIND INDUSTRY HIDE THE TRUTH about the harm to CHILDREN and FAMILIES! REMOVE YOUR STATEMENT IMMEDIATELY!
WE INSIST THAT YOU SUPPORT RESEARCH INSIDE PEOPLE'S HOMES, that the AUSTRALIAN SENATE CALLED FOR, "as a PRIORITY", nearly three years ago.
***The Exquisite sketch used as our "Mother and child" image, is by Marion Chapman, an amazing artist from Victoria, Australia. Many sincere thanks to you Marion!***
- President, Australian Medical Association
Dr. Steve Hambleton
AMA: We want you to pull your petition, and support the research that the government in Australia plans to do, inside the homes, of sick people living near wind turbine developments.
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