7 October 2013
Dr. Tee L. Guidotti to Serve as Expert Panel Chair on Wind Turbine Noise and Human Health
The Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Tee L. Guidotti as Chair of the Expert Panel on Wind Turbine Noise and Human Health. Health Canada has asked the Council of Canadian Academies to assess the evidence as it pertains to a causal association between wind turbine noise and the development of adverse human health effects.
As Chair of the Council’s Expert Panel, Dr. Guidotti will work with a multidisciplinary group of experts, to be appointed by the Council’s Board of Governors, to address the following question: Is there evidence to support a causal association between exposure to wind turbine noise and the development of adverse health effects?
Dr. Guidotti is an internationally renowned scholar and consultant in occupational and environmental health. He serves as Vice-President for Health/Safety/Environment and Sustainability at Medical Advisory Services (MAS). His consulting practice is centered on occupational and environmental medicine and toxicology and he is the lead professional for MAS on projects involving energy and health. In 2013, he received the highest award in occupational and environmental medicine, the William S. Knudsen Award for Lifetime Achievement. Read Dr. Guidotti’s full bio.
The Council, under the guidance of its Scientific Advisory Committee, is finalizing recruitment of an expert panel to complete its assessment on wind turbine noise and human health. The panel will consist of experts from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds to ensure the most authoritative, credible, and independent response to the question.
For continued updates on the status of the assessment, visit the Wind Turbine Noise and Human Health page.
About the Council of Canadian Academies
The Council of Canadian Academies is an independent, not-for-profit organization that began operation in 2005. The Council supports evidence-based, expert assessments to inform public policy development in Canada. Assessments are conducted by independent, multidisciplinary panels of experts from across Canada and abroad. The Council’s blue-ribbon panels serve free of charge and many are Fellows of the Council’s Member Academies: the Royal Society of Canada; the Canadian Academy of Engineering; and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. The Council’s vision is to be Canada’s trusted voice for science in the public interest. For more information visit: http://www.scienceadvice.ca/