Wind power similar to asbestos, tobacco industries: NSW GP

Carcoar, NSW, GP Dr Alan Watts, who was recognised with an Australia Day Award in 2004 for service to medicine, has called for “rigorous and independent” research into the health effects of wind turbines to “settle the matter once and for all”.

Dr Watts said the medical profession had a responsibility to speak out about the effects of the turbines, particularly in relation to production of low-frequency “infrasound”, which he believed led to sleep deprivation and subsequent ill health in people living nearby.

“My colleagues have been a great disappointment to me,” Dr

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