Mark Macaskill — The Sunday Times — July 6, 2014
THE British Medical Association (BMA) is facing a backlash from doctors and anti-wind farm campaigners in Scotland who claim the body is not doing enough to investigate the impact of giant turbines on public health.
Homeowners who live within a few miles of wind turbines have complained that the whirring of blades causes chronic sleep deprivation. Others insist that headaches and nausea are linked to the low-level hum generated by turbines.
The European Platform Against Windfarms (EPAW) has been lobbying the BMA to monitor the health of patients — with the help of GPs — who live in close proximity to wind farms.
However, at a meeting of BMA representatives in Harrogate last month, the body was urged to support renewables on the basis it will help mitigate the effects of climate change.
It was suggested that any investments held by the BMA be transferred “from energy companies whose primary business relies….” To continue reading, you need a subscription to the Sunday Times.