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Carbon Tax Syndrome is the new Wind Turbine Syndrome

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Anti-renewables campaigners now allege there are over 100 scientifically unproven “symptoms” of what they call “Wind Turbine Syndrome”. Environment editor Sandi Keane says there are likely to be as many apocryphal complaints about “Carbon Tax Syndrome” in the very near future.

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KIDS off the wall? Dog planning a coup? Whales migrating?  Astonishingly, these are some of the less bizarre claims against wind farms collected by Australia’s very own Lord High Executioner of Flim Flammery and Master Debunker of Arrant Nonsense, Prof Simon Chapman. The Prof has compiled a record of diseases, symptoms and aberrant behaviour which leads to so-called “Wind Turbine Syndrome” or “WTS”.

The team at Indy Oz has already started recording the first signs of “Carbon Tax Syndrome”.  For instance, just yesterday in Parliament, Senator George Brandis blamed the carbon tax –(not the internet, or even the loss of classified ads revenue) for job losses at Fairfax yesterday.

We confidently predict an epidemic of this particularly nasty scourge, delivered by the same loony enviro-nazis who cursed us with “WTS”.

We recommend following our editor, Dave Donovan (@davrosz) for regular updates!

“Be alert but not alarmed”, as our former PM Howard said.

There is pretty well nothing that isn’t caused by wind farms…
so the sky’s the limit on carbon tax — surely the King of the Nasties.

George Brandis - Clown Counsel
"Clown counsel" Senator George Brandis - spreading fear and hilarity.


Here’s a list of ‘Wind Turbine Syndrome’ examples to help you to develop your full potential as a ‘CTS-spotter’.

1.Accelerated aging “My wife and I have aged over five years in the past two years” http://www.wind-watch.org/news/2012/05/25/residents-tell-how-turbines-have-impaired-their-health/

2. “Air quality damage”: “… the proposed wind farm would ruin the pristine beauty of the area, damage air quality and increase noise levels.” http://www.10news.com/news/30776233/detail.html

3. Angina Pectoris http://www.na-paw.org/pr-110725.php

4. Anxiety and panic disorder http://www.savewesternny.org/docs/pierpont_testimony.html

5. Atherosclerosis http://www.wind-watch.org/documents/wind-power-and-ecology/

6. Asbergers syndrome worsens  http://quixoteslaststand.com/category/autism-and-wind-turbines/

7.  Arthritis exacerbated http://tobacco.health.usyd.edu.au/assets/pdfs/publications/SarahLaurieSpeechMortlake2012.pdf

8. Autism worsens http://quixoteslaststand.com/category/autism-and-wind-turbines/

9. Balance disturbance (falling off horses): “She has been exposed to operating turbines there for a couple of years, she now can’t even train her horses because her balance is so bad and she just falls off.” http://tobacco.health.usyd.edu.au/assets/pdfs/publications/SarahLaurieSpeechMortlake2012.pdf

10. Bowel cancer http://www.wind-watch.org/documents/wind-power-and-ecology/

11. Bowels, “loss of” http://eastcountymagazine.org/node/9425

12. Brain tumours http://www.wind-watch.org/documents/wind-power-and-ecology/

13. Cancer http://www.healthywindwisconsin.com/Ontario%20Health%20Survey%20Abstract%20Results%20and%20Responses.pdf

14. Cardiovascular disease http://www.windvigilance.com/about-adverse-health-effects/physiological-health-and-wind-turbines#_edn2

15. Cardiac arrhythmias http://eastcountymagazine.org/node/9425

16. Chest pain http://www.healthywindwisconsin.com/Ontario%20Health%20Survey%20Abstract%20Results%20and%20Responses.pdf

17. Cattle, spontaneous abortions (caused by “stray or tingle voltage”) http://eastcountymagazine.org/node/9425

18. Cats producing small, unhealthy litters or dying (caused by “stray or tingle voltage”) http://eastcountymagazine.org/node/9425



19. Chickens hatching with crossed beaks

http://www.wind-watch.org/documents/wind-power-and-ecology/

20. Chickens: stop laying eggs

http://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/2012/most-eggs-had-no-yolk-and-the-shells-were-like-jelly-australia/

21. Chickens: eggs “most had NO yolk and the shells were like jelly”

http://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/2012/most-eggs-had-no-yolk-and-the-shells-were-like-jelly-australia/

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/where-eagles-dare-not-fly-waterloo-looms-as-wind-farms-power-town-revolt/story-e6frg6nf-1226334835470

22. Childhood behavioural problems https://ch1prd0102.outlook.com/owa/redir.aspx?C=V_4qLZGhTUezJxGRgldbabmtxzI1yc4IJOMzqXCrhpYcrcYqfdj4B7-J5axOpRZFtBFTNW4Pp9o.&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.healthywindwisconsin.com%2fOntario%2520Health%2520Survey%2520Abstract%2520Results%2520and%2520Responses.pdf

23. Children’s “cardiovascular systems” affected

http://eastcountymagazine.org/node/9425

24. Cold sores (herpes) http://www.healthywindwisconsin.com/Ontario%20Health%20Survey%20Abstract%20Results%20and%20Responses.pdf

25. Colon cancer http://www.wind-watch.org/documents/wind-power-and-ecology/

26. Cows  (dairy) shocked through milking machines (because of “stray or tingle voltage”) http://eastcountymagazine.org/node/9425

27. “cows are dying” going down, pretty much lifeless…19 died or had to be put down, I lost 30 calves so far.” http://eastcountymagazine.org/node/9425

28. Crickets disappear http://eastcountymagazine.org/node/9425

29. Depression http://www.windvigilance.com/about-adverse-health-effects/mental-health-and-wind-turbines

30. Deaths, yes, many deaths “These extensive studies report numerous serious illnesses and, yes, many deaths, mainly from unusual cancers. http://www.wind-watch.org/documents/wind-power-and-ecology/



31. Diabetes http://www.next-up.org/pdf/Magda_Havas_EHS_Biological_Effets_Electricity_Emphasis_Diabetes_Multiple_Sclerosis.pdf

32. Diabetes type 1 http://www.wind-watch.org/documents/wind-power-and-ecology/

33. Diarrhoea http://www.healthywindwisconsin.com/Ontario%20Health%20Survey%20Abstract%20Results%20and%20Responses.pdf

34. Disrupted relationships http://www.healthywindwisconsin.com/Ontario%20Health%20Survey%20Abstract%20Results%20and%20Responses.pdf

35. Dizziness http://www.wind-watch.org/news/2011/09/21/wind-farm-ruined-our-health-family-suit-claims-vertigo-nausea-and-sleep-loss/

36. Dogs: ignoring owners, climbing between couch pillows, wall-staring “When they did venture outside, they wouldn’t listen when you called; they just kept wandering on and on. The other weird thing we noticed is that one of his dogs would try to squeeze itself between the lounge cushions to sleep, and the other dog would climb under the bed in the corner.  Or they would sit for hours, staring at the wall.” http://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/2012/most-eggs-had-no-yolk-and-the-shells-were-like-jelly-australia/  “once-active dogs spent their days staring blankly at the wall.” http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/opinion/wind-farm-scam-a-huge-cover-up/story-e6frgd0x-1226345185075

37. Earthworms leave the soil near wind turbines “seagulls no longer follow the plough in areas near wind turbines. It has been suggested that the seagulls have learned that the worms have all been driven away and that in that area the farmer’s plough will not bring breakfast to the surface. They must go elsewhere for their food.”  Suggestion is this effect might be as wide as 18km radius from a turbine http://www.wind-watch.org/documents/wind-power-and-ecology/

38. Ear pain http://www.healthywindwisconsin.com/Ontario%20Health%20Survey%20Abstract%20Results%20and%20Responses.pdf

39. Epilepsy (developing late in life)

http://www.wind-watch.org/documents/wind-power-and-ecology/

40. Exacerbations of chronic disease (e.g. fibromyalgia, scleroderma, diabetes, hyperthyroidism) http://www.healthywindwisconsin.com/Ontario%20Health%20Survey%20Abstract%20Results%20and%20Responses.pdf

41. Excess collagen http://www.wind-watch.org/documents/wind-power-and-ecology/

42. Eye pain http://www.healthywindwisconsin.com/Ontario%20Health%20Survey%20Abstract%20Results%20and%20Responses.pdf

43. Eye discharge, eye irritability http://www.wind-watch.org/news/2012/05/25/residents-tell-how-turbines-have-impaired-their-health/

44. Fatigue, extreme http://www.michigansthumb.com/articles/2010/10/23/news/local_news/doc4cc27b56afe47785068939.txt

45. Falls and equilibrium problems http://www.healthywindwisconsin.com/Ontario%20Health%20Survey%20Abstract%20Results%20and%20Responses.pdf

46. Gastrointestinal upsets & indigestion http://www.healthywindwisconsin.com/Ontario%20Health%20Survey%20Abstract%20Results%20and%20Responses.pdf

47. Goats, unexplained mass deaths “In New Zealand, 400 goats dropped dead.” http://eastcountymagazine.org/node/9425

48. Headache and migraine http://www.windvigilance.com/about-adverse-health-effects/physiological-health-and-wind-turbines

49. Hearing loss http://www.savewesternny.org/docs/pierpont_testimony.html

50. Heart attacks (including Tako Tsubo episodes) http://waubrafoundation.com.au/Y2NpZD0xJmNhaWQ9MTMmYWlkPSZjcmM9MTQ0OTg1MjMyOA%3D%3D



51. Haemorrhaging around heart (death) in cattle, caused by “stray voltage” http://www.na-paw.org/pr-110725.php

52. Horses “exhibiting behaviour and handling issues” (because of “stray or tingling voltage”) http://eastcountymagazine.org/node/9425

53. Heart palpitrations (sic) http://eastcountymagazine.org/node/9425

54. Hyperacusis http://waubrafoundation.com.au/Y2NpZD0xJmNhaWQ9MTMmYWlkPSZjcmM9MTQ0OTg1MjMyOA%3D%3D

55. Hypertension – acute crises; new onset http://waubrafoundation.com.au/Y2NpZD0xJmNhaWQ9MTMmYWlkPSZjcmM9MTQ0OTg1MjMyOA%3D%3D

56. Inability to conceive  http://betterplan.squarespace.com/todays-special/2010/6/18/61810-whats-on-the-docket-for-the-wind-siting-council-bad-vi.html

57.  Inflammatory bowel disease: http://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/2012/clinician-calls-mass-wind-turbine-health-impact-study-pure-moonshine/

58. Itching http://eastcountymagazine.org/node/9425

59. Joint and muscle pain http://www.healthywindwisconsin.com/Ontario%20Health%20Survey%20Abstract%20Results%20and%20Responses.pdf

60. Kidney damage http://www.na-paw.org/pr-110725.php

61. Laboured breathing and a pounding chest http://www.wind-watch.org/news/2012/05/25/residents-tell-how-turbines-have-impaired-their-health/

62. Learning ability, memory, language development in children

http://eastcountymagazine.org/node/9425

63. Leukaemia (paediatric): http://eastcountymagazine.org/node/9425

64. Loss of energy http://www.healthywindwisconsin.com/Ontario%20Health%20Survey%20Abstract%20Results%20and%20Responses.pdf

65. Lung cancer http://www.wind-watch.org/documents/wind-power-and-ecology/

66. Lymphoma (paediatric) http://eastcountymagazine.org/node/9425

67. Memory loss (irreversible) http://waubrafoundation.com.au/Y2NpZD0xJmNhaWQ9MTMmYWlkPSZjcmM9MTQ0OTg1MjMyOA%3D%3D

68. Meniere’s disease http://www.windcows.com/COMPLAINTS.html

69. Malformations in chickens, cattle - no eyeballs or tails, cows holding pregnancy only 1 to 2 weeks and then aborting, blood from nostrils, black and white hair coats turning brown, mastitis, kidney and liver failure http://betterplan.squarespace.com/todays-special/2010/6/18/61810-whats-on-the-docket-for-the-wind-siting-council-bad-vi.html

70. Mouth ulcers http://www.na-paw.org/pr-110725.php

71. Multiple menstrual periods (4-5) per month http://betterplan.squarespace.com/todays-special/2010/6/18/61810-whats-on-the-docket-for-the-wind-siting-council-bad-vi.html

72. Muscle twitches http://www.healthywindwisconsin.com/Ontario%20Health%20Survey%20Abstract%20Results%20and%20Responses.pdf

73. Multiple sclerosis http://www.next-up.org/pdf/Magda_Havas_EHS_Biological_Effets_Electricity_Emphasis_Diabetes_Multiple_Sclerosis.pdf

74. Motion sickness http://www.wind-watch.org/news/2011/09/21/wind-farm-ruined-our-health-family-suit-claims-vertigo-nausea-and-sleep-loss/

75. Nausea http://www.wind-watch.org/news/2011/09/21/wind-farm-ruined-our-health-family-suit-claims-vertigo-nausea-and-sleep-loss/



76. Nerve pain & tingling http://www.healthywindwisconsin.com/Ontario%20Health%20Survey%20Abstract%20Results%20and%20Responses.pdf

77. Nerve problems http://www.windcows.com/LIVNINGNEXTTOWINDFARM.html

78. Nosebleeds http://www.healthywindwisconsin.com/Ontario%20Health%20Survey%20Abstract%20Results%20and%20Responses.pdf

79. “Non-convulsive mental defects”

http://www.wind-watch.org/documents/wind-power-and-ecology/

80. Non-Hodgkins lymphoma http://www.na-paw.org/pr-110725.php

81. Pain “pain in and around the eyes, pain on top of the head, pain in the back of the head, behind the ears and early this year, we started to get throbbing pain at the back of the head” http://www.abc.net.au/news/2010-07-05/residents-reject-wind-farm-health-findings/892014

82. Palpitations http://www.healthywindwisconsin.com/Ontario%20Health%20Survey%20Abstract%20Results%20and%20Responses.pdf

83. Panic, need to flee http://wellingtontimes.ca/unity-of-knowledge/

84. Paralysis http://www.healthywindwisconsin.com/Ontario%20Health%20Survey%20Abstract%20Results%20and%20Responses.pdf

85. Peacocks: relationship problems: “my peahen refused to remain with the peacock.”

http://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/2012/most-eggs-had-no-yolk-and-the-shells-were-like-jelly-australia/

86. Perforated eardrum http://www.healthywindwisconsin.com/Ontario%20Health%20Survey%20Abstract%20Results%20and%20Responses.pdf

87. Pericardial thickening http://www.wind-watch.org/documents/wind-power-and-ecology/

88. Personality change:

http://tobacco.health.usyd.edu.au/assets/pdfs/publications/SarahLaurieSpeechMortlake2012.pdf

89. Piglets: higher mortality rates (because of “stray or tingle voltage”) http://eastcountymagazine.org/node/9425

90. Poor appetite http://www.healthywindwisconsin.com/Ontario%20Health%20Survey%20Abstract%20Results%20and%20Responses.pdf

91. Poor concentration and memory http://www.windvigilance.com/about-adverse-health-effects/mental-health-and-wind-turbines

92. Poor wound healing http://www.healthywindwisconsin.com/Ontario%20Health%20Survey%20Abstract%20Results%20and%20Responses.pdf

93. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, worsening of (“I witnessed his decline, with his worsening irritability, anger, drinking, and severe depression, and he again became difficult to live with.” http://www.wind-watch.org/news/2012/05/25/residents-tell-how-turbines-have-impaired-their-health/

94. Rage attacks http://www.wind-watch.org/documents/wind-power-and-ecology/

95. Sheep: “…very sensitive to noise and to disturbance. This will impact their ability to go where they're used to going.”  http://www.10news.com/news/30776233/detail.html

96. Sheep, wool quality affected http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2011/s3338297.htm

97. Sheep: deformities  http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/where-eagles-dare-not-fly-waterloo-looms-as-wind-farms-power-town-revolt/story-e6frg6nf-1226334835470

98. Sick Building Syndrome  http://www.windvigilance.com/news/wind-turbines-linked-to-sick-building-syndrome

99.  Sinusitis, chronic http://tobacco.health.usyd.edu.au/assets/pdfs/publications/SarahLaurieSpeechMortlake2012.pdf

100. Skull, electromagnetic spasms: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/energy-smart/farmers-claim-wind-turbines-made-them-sick-20110726-1hxsj.html#ixzz1uhtYocAh



101. Sleep disturbance (waking up in the middle of the night in a panic state) “It’s like a fleet of planes continually over my house,” http://www.wind-watch.org/news/2012/05/25/residents-tell-how-turbines-have-impaired-their-health/

102. Stomach ulcers http://www.healthywindwisconsin.com/Ontario%20Health%20Survey%20Abstract%20Results%20and%20Responses.pdf

103. Stress & irritability (http://www.windvigilance.com/about-adverse-health-effects/mental-health-and-wind-turbines)

104. Stroke (http://www.wind-watch.org/documents/wind-power-and-ecology/)

105. Suicidal ideation http://waubrafoundation.com.au/Y2NpZD0xJmNhaWQ9MTMmYWlkPSZjcmM9MTQ0OTg1MjMyOA%3D%3D

106. Sweating at night http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/opinion/wind-farm-scam-a-huge-cover-up/story-e6frgd0x-1226345185075

107. Tachycardia http://www.goodhuewindtruth.com/LIFE_IN_A_WIND_FARM.html

108. Tinnitus http://www.savewesternny.org/docs/pierpont_testimony.html

109. Toilet frequency (nights) greatly increased; Sarah Laurie:  “just about everybody ...every five or ten minutes needing to go to the toilet." (Ed: Let's assume people went to bed at 11pm and woke at 7am, that's 8 hours: toilet frequency = 6 to 12 times an hour -- 48 to 96 times a night!!!)

http://tobacco.health.usyd.edu.au/assets/pdfs/publications/SarahLaurieSpeechMortlake2012.pdf
110. Triglycerides, elevated  http://www.wind-watch.org/news/2012/05/25/residents-tell-how-turbines-have-impaired-their-health/

111. Vertigo http://www.wind-watch.org/news/2011/09/21/wind-farm-ruined-our-health-family-suit-claims-vertigo-nausea-and-sleep-loss/

112. Vibrations in “body systems and cavities” http://eastcountymagazine.org/node/9425

http://www.wind-watch.org/documents/wind-power-and-ecology/

113. “Vibroacoustic disease” http://www.wind-watch.org/documents/wind-power-and-ecology/

114. Visceral Vibratory Vestibular Disturbance (sic) (VWD) (“rapid heartbeat, nausea, internal quivering or pulsation, and more.”

http://eastcountymagazine.org/node/9425

115. Vomiting up blood http://www.healthywindwisconsin.com/Ontario%20Health%20Survey%20Abstract%20Results%20and%20Responses.pdf

116. Watery eyes  http://eastcountymagazine.org/node/9425

117. Weight gain http://www.healthywindwisconsin.com/Ontario%20Health%20Survey%20Abstract%20Results%20and%20Responses.pdf

118. Weight loss http://www.healthywindwisconsin.com/Ontario%20Health%20Survey%20Abstract%20Results%20and%20Responses.pdf

119. Whale migration affected http://www.edenmagnet.com.au/news/local/news/general/panel-hears-wind-farm-concerns/2449490.aspx

120. “Wind Turbine Syndrome” http://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/wind-turbine-syndrome/what-is-wind-turbine-syndrome/worsening control of pre-existing and previously stable medical problems such as angina, hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes, migraines, tinnitus, depression, and post traumatic stress disorder http://waubrafoundation.com.au/Y2NpZD0xJmNhaWQ9MTMmYWlkPSZjcmM9MTQ0OTg1MjMyOA%3D%3D



Recommended reading:

Chapman S. Wind turbines power mass hysteria. ABC-Unleashed 23 May 2012 (with 483 responses) http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/4028112.html

Have fun and keep those ‘CTS’ tips coming to @davrosz or @jarrapin (that’s me!)

(Read Sandi Keane's investigation in astroturf anti-windfarm campaigners the Landscape Guardians by clicking here.)

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