Eastern Lake Ontario Environmental Research Group 2000 (cont'd from eloerg.tripod.com/waupoos)

ELOERG Presentation to Ostrander ERT, Part II, Human Health, May 2013
Slide to Extinction, Chris Humphrey, letter to Globe, October 31, 2018
Peter Galbraith, FRCP, obituary, October 2017
White Pines on Death Bed, Bruce Bell, Intelligencer, July 17,2018
Thucydides Trap, letter to Globe, May 2018
Great Lakes toxics down, SUNY Oswego/Clarkson U, April 2018
Machine subversion of democracy, letter to Globe, April 2018
Air Pollution overrides Ancestral Genes, Globe, March 2018
Olympian Cathal Kelly, letter to Globe, March 2018
Environmentalists seeking unemployment, letter to Globe, February 2018
Less is more on Bike Lanes, National Post, January 2018
Tramadol, 10 years on, Globe and Mail, November 2017
White Stripes: Belleville bicycle lanes, letters, November 2017
Occupational Cancers, CCO research results, Globe and Mail, October 2017
Big Pharmoney and Canadian Drug Use Guidelines, Globe and Mail, June 21, 2017, Kelly Grant
Oxycontin, 20 years on, letter to Globe, May 2017
Lake Ontario wind turbines to remain on hold? Feb 2017
Obituary, Raold Serebrin, September 2016
Sartorial slip or signal? letter to Globe editor, October 2016
Weapons of mass distraction, letter to Globe editor, Oct 2016
Point O turbines 99% Down the Drain, CCSAGE, July 7, 2016
Point O turbines Dead and Damned, PECFN, July 6, 2016
Rabid diplomat, letter to Globe, May, 2016
More on bats: rabid rocker? letter to Globe, January 2016
Lighthouses of eastern Lake Ontario, new book by Marc Seguin, March 2016
Continuing corporate windpower malfeasance: Windstream and Trillium Corp, Feb 2016
Amherst Island: the next fine mess, Feb 2016
Valerie Langer: Thirty years of effort pays off on the B.C. coast, Feb 1,2016
Trillium log, 6th annual ELO expedtion, September 2015
Trillium Wind Corp intent on Spoliation of eastern Lake Ontario and Main Duck Isle, June 2015
Turtles rule? Ontario Court of Appeal Decision: Turtlegate, April 2015
Obituaries, Mary Terrance (Luke) Hill, January 2015; Valerie Ingrid (Hill) Kaldes, July 2015
Ontario Court of Appeal turtle hearing, December 2014
Trillium Log, 5th annual ELO expedition, September 2014
Planetary public health manifesto, The Lancet, March 2014
Ostrander Bioblitz, butterfly inventory walk, August 10, 2014
Victory at Cape Vincent: British Petroleum withdraws turbine proposal, February 2014
Stay of execution granted by Ontario Court of Appeal, March 2014
Never say die: Will the Court of Appeal let the Ostrander Phoenix fly free again? March 2014
Divisional Court ruling in Ostrander: turtles belly up, Trojan horses win, February 2014
Lafarge 2020, pushing the air envelope again, Hazardous waste as cement kiln fuel proposal, Jan2014
Another fine mess in Port Hope: municipal waste incinerator proposal, January 2014
Ostrander: fiasco, or snafu? you decide, December 2013
Ostrander rises again, Noli illegitimi carborundum, December 2013
British Petroleum backing off Cape Vincent after a decade of aggression? December 2013
Turbines best Bald Eagles in U.S law, December 2013
SARStock 10 years after, letter to editor, August 2003
Trillium log September 2013: Surfin' USA: Hanging Ten in a Hughes 29
ERT Post mortem: Garth Manning lets it all hang out, August 2013
ERT post mortem: Cheryl Anderson lets it all hang out, August 2013
ERT Post Mortem: Ian Dubin lets it all hang out, August 2013
Great Lakes United turns thirty, goes down, RIP GLU, July 29, 2013
ERT decision, Ostrander turns turtle, goes down, July 3, 2013
PECFN Thankyou, and Appeal for funds, July 6, 2013
Minister of Env on Lake Ontario Off shore wind turbine status, June 2013
Lake Ontario water level control plan, June 2013
Play by Play, Part II, APPEC Ostrander ERT Appeal, June 2013
Ostrander ERT June 2013, Appendix VI, an indirect cause of human morbidity and mortality ?
ELOERG Presentation to Ostrander ERT, Part II, Human Health, May 2013
The Dirty E-Word, Terry Sprague, Picton Gazette, April 2013
Toxics in Great Lakes Plastic Pollution, April 2013
Bill Evans on Birds and Wind farms, April 2013
Mayday, Naval Marine Archive, April 2013
Experimental Lakes Area, Kenora, Closing by Federal Gov't, March 2013
Fishing Lease Phase out on Prince Edward Point, March 2013
Windstream makes $1/2 Billion NAFTA claim, March 2013
Play by Play, PECFN Ostrander ERT Appeal, March 2013
Offshore Wind turbine moratorium 2 years later, The Star, Feb 2013
ELOERG ERT submission on Ostrander: Appendix V: Pushing the Envelope of the MoE SEV, Feb 2013
Wente on Wind and Bald Eagle mugging, Globe and Mail, February 2, 2013
Sprague on Wind and Bald Eagle mugging, Picton Gazette, Jan 25, 2013
Cry Me a River over a Few Bats: Submission to Env Review Tribunal, ELOERG, January 2013
Lake Ontario's Troubled Waters: U of Michigan GLEAM, January 2013
Letter to Minister of Environment re: Ostrander, January 2013
No Balm in Gilead: Ostrander IWT's as Trojan Horses, January 2013
Ostrander Turbines: another Christmas gift by the MoE, Dec 2012
Occupational carcinogens: Ontario Blue Collar breast cancer study, November 2012
Fresh water fish Extinctions, Scientific American,November 2012
Great Lakes Toxics revisited, November 2012
Frack the What ? November 2012
$ 2 1/4 Billion Trillium Power lawsuit knockback Appeal, November 2012
Canada Centre for Inland Waters decimated, October 2012
Birds, Bats, Turbines, and the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, October 2012
Ecological public health, the 21st centurys big idea? British MedicalJournal Sept1,2012
Trillium log, Sept 2012
George Prevost, Saviour of the Canadas, 1812 - 1814. June 2012
The Victory at Picton: Bicentennial Conference on War of 1812-1814, Differing Perspectives, May 2012
Carleton Island and the 1812, letter to the Globe, October 2011
Queen's Fine Arts Department Succumbs, letter to Principal, December 2011
Mr. Kumar and the Super 30, November 2011
Letters, Articles and Projects from the Nineties
Alban Goddard Hill, web site manager

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Presentation to the Environmental Review Tribunal


Hearings of May 2013


Sophiasburg, Ontario



by Alban C. Goddard Hill


Eastern Lake Ontario Environmental Research Group



in support of the Appeal of


the December 2012  MoE Director’s Decision


in the matter of Industrial Wind Turbines


at Ostrander Point, Prince Edward County, Ontario,



being made by


the Association for the Protection of Prince Edward County




Part II, Human Health











Mr. Chairman, Madame Co Chair,  and Honoured Guests,



My name is Alban Goddard Hill.


I live in Belleville, Ontario.


My own public interest group


is called…. the Eastern Lake Ontario Environmental Research Group,


which was formed in the year 2000.



My presentation today is in support of


the Appeal of the MoE Decision in Ostrander


to the Environmental Review Tribunal




Mr. Chairman, as I am a physician


I would…. like to address


the human health implications  of IWT’s.



In this regard I draw your attention


to Appendices III , IV, V and VI…. of my submission,



Mr. Chairman,


in the past decade ….there has been a very large increase


in the number of…  physician operated Sleep Clinics  in Ontario.


There are now literally hundreds…. of these Clinics,


which are designed to help patients….. who have Sleep Disorders,


of which there are  number of types.



As a consequence….    much research….. has been done,   


and sleep disorders are now a recognized cause


of a variety of effects….


on both physical and mental health,


some of them being…… quite serious.



One of the common effects of IWT’s


on people who live in their vicinity….. is ….


not surprisingly………sleep disturbance.



It seems likely, therefore,


that some of those people


will suffer some of the health effects…


which are known to be caused by ….sleep deprivation.



Appendix III… is a summary,  from one source,


of some of the literature on sleep deprivation.



Appendix III documents


a wide variety of physiologic effects of sleep deprivation,


or in other words, a wide variety of health effects.


(77 references, verified)



Appendix VI….is a little more focused..


as it cites four references


which, taken together, suggest a plausible link


between IWT’s…..and human mortality.


I know that


the Chief Medical Officer of Health of Ontario


was asked about IWT’s….a couple of years ago……


and it would be of great interest


to have had the Chief MOH ,


or …. indeed any….. Ontario ….Medical Officer of Health


attend this hearing


to interpret that review.



However it is not the Department of Health


which regulates Air Quality  in Ontario…..


it is the Ministry of Environment.



The MoE was created in 1970 …..for that express purpose….


to regulate ..Air Quality…..and air pollution…


and therefore it seems that


the public health people are ..not ….inclined… primarily


to address air pollution issues…..it’s not their job.





although the MoE…  got off to a good start   ….back in 1970…


in the regulation of Air Pollution ,


more recently…


their behavior in this arena ….has consistently been…


Regressive…. and ……Devious.



I have personally seen…. half a dozen examples of this


in Eastern Ontario alone….in the last 20 years.


I regret to say…..that…. 43 years after it was formed,


in the regulation of air pollution, at least,


the MoE…. has lost the public trust.


Mr. Chairman, you are being asked to determine


whether the health effects of IWT’s


either  individually….. or collectively,


constitute “serious harm” …..to human health.



However  it will…. not…. be possible


to make a fully informed decision on this question


until the results of health studies


which are currently underway


become available.



In this circumstance it may be helpful instead


to consider the health effects of


MoE Director’s Decisions….and of MoE…regulatory behavior…


as a Surrogate…


for the health effects of IWTs.


In other words,


a consideration of the…..Epidemiology….


of recent MoE Reglatory Behaviour….in this Region


is very relevant to your determination


of whether serious harm to human health


could accrue


from the Director’s Decision…in Ostrander.




Appendix V is provided ..for that purpose.


So Mr. Chairman, in conclusion,


at Ostrander Point,  these IWT machines will…..


make people ill.





as Appendix V illustrates


the Director’s decision on Ostrander


has clearly been… compromised…..


by the documented pattern of past conduct 


by the MoE ….in the regulation of air pollution


in eastern Ontario …over the past 15 years.



Mr. Chairman, and Madam Co Chair…..


for these…. reasons,


I urge you to suspend


the Director’s decision


until a fully informed analysis


of human health effects…. can be made.



Mr. Chairman.


Belleville, Ontario                           April 20, 2013

Appendices I – V at eloerg.tripod.com/waupoos2012




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