Health Hazard Investigation of a Transformer Station

Monday, April 1, 2013


In July 2012, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE) requested the assistance of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) in following up on health complaints of a group of residents in the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph area in relation to a wind turbine sourced step-up transformer located in proximity to their homes. In response to this request, WDGPH initiated an investigation as per the Standards.
The purpose and scope of the investigation was to collect and review existing information including all available test results to determine if a human health hazard exists and to make recommendations based on the currently available peer reviewed evidence to date. WDGPH proceeded with the investigation without prejudice and is responsible for the recommendations contained within the report.