Thursday, 2 February 2012

Wind power a safe and healthy alternative to fossil fuels

The Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA), has released its Position Statement on wind turbines and human health, rejecting the claims of anti-wind groups that wind power poses a threat to health. The Statement underscores the fact that renewable energy generation such as wind power provides a safe and healthy alternative to fossil fuels.

"There is no credible peer reviewed scientific evidence that demonstrates a link between wind turbines and direct adverse health impacts in people living in proximity to them," CAHA Convenor Fiona Armstrong said. "In contrast, Australia's current energy generation that relies on the burning of fossils fuels such as coal and gas is not only contributing to climate change but (particularly in the case of coal) also poses significant threats to human health."

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