Dr. Pierpoint, a fellow of the American Academy of Paediatrics, trained at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and earned her PhD in Population Biology from Princeton.
She studied symptoms of people living near wind turbines in the US, the UK, Italy, Ireland and Canada for more than five years. As a result of her study, she identified a new health risk: Wind Turbine Syndrome (“WTS”), the disruption or abnormal stimulation of the inner ear’s vestibular system by turbine infrasound and low-frequency noise.
The most distinctive feature of WTS is a group of symptoms which Dr. Pierpont calls visceral vibratory vestibular disturbance (“VVVD”). They cause problems ranging from internal pulsation, quivering, nervousness, fear, a compulsion to flee, chest tightness and tachycardia – increased heart rate. Turbine noise can also trigger nightmares and other disorders in children as well as harm cognitive development in the young, she claimed. However, Dr. Pierpont also made it clear that not all people living close to turbines are susceptible.
In late 2009, she published a 66-page book titled ‘Wind Turbine Syndrome’. Those pushing the World Economic Forum/United Nations’ climate change agenda claim wind energy is a “clean, green, renewable.” Wind is a multi-billion-dollar-a-year industry and those who stand to make a lot of money from it wouldn’t want negative health or environmental impacts to get in their way. So it was bad news for them when Dr. Pierpont’s peer-reviewed report revealed wind’s dirty little secret.
The rapidly spinning blades can produce a weak but distinctive noise, as well as disruptions in air pressure. The noise is generated by the movement of the blades through the air, as well as from the turbine machinery. Infrasound is sound that is lower in frequency than 20 Hz or cycles per second. That’s the “normal” limit of human hearing.
Many people living within 1.25 miles, or 2 km, of these spinning giants get sick. So sick that they often abandon – as in, lock the door and leave – their homes. Nobody wants to buy their acoustically toxic homes. The “lucky ones” get quietly bought out by the wind developers – who steadfastly refuse to acknowledge that WTS exists. The wind developers “thoughtfully” include a confidentiality clause in the sales agreement, forbidding their victim from discussing the matter further.
Dr. Pierpont told The Independent:
“There is no doubt that my clinical research shows that the infrasonic to ultrasonic noise and vibrations emitted by wind turbines cause the symptoms which I am calling Wind Turbine Syndrome. There are about 12 different health problems associated with WTS and these range from tachycardia, sleep disturbance, headaches, tinnitus, nausea, visual blurring, panic attacks with sensations of internal quivering to more general irritability.
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