A new post on Amherst Island Wind Info presents a letter to the Editor of the Kingston Whig Standard.
Wind turbines Violate Children's Rights:
As parents of young children.and members of a fifth-generation Amhetst Island family. we are alarmed by the recent news release from Windelectric Inc. that states that industrial wind turbines on Amherst Island will be a “community benefit and improvement ..... for all residents.’ On behalf of our children. we disagree.
The United Nations Convetion on the Rights of the Child, which Canada has ratified, outlines the rights of children to health and safety; in particular. the convention emphasizes the obligation of adults and governments to protect the physical and mental health of children.
Scientific evidence has demonstrated the negative health outcomes noise can have on the cardiovascular system, memory, language development. and learning acquisition of children.The letter is signed by multiple people; the Amherst Island Wind Info site presents some information on Amy Caughy (the first name provided on the letter), as well as indicating the full letter currently posted on thewhig.com website.
Peer-reviewed literature cites growing evidence that children living in close proximity to wind turbines have demonstrated changes in sleep patterns, decline in academic performance and behaviour, and problems with concentration and memory.
Particular concerns have been raised about the effect of close-proximity wind turbines on children with special needs.
Furthermore, based on evidence, the Society for Wind Vigilance concludes that there is a significant probability of adverse health effects for human subjects living within 2 km of land-based. industrial wind turbines