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Letter: Not seeing ‘effects’ of solar farms

This massive solar farm, seen here on Saturday,

This massive solar farm, seen here on Saturday, April 4, 2015, is nearing completion along Edwards Avenue in Calverton. Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

A letter writer states that solar panels are a health concern to residents of his community [“Worried about any effect of solar farm,” April 5]. I’ve had solar panels since 2008, and we’ve had no ill effects from their presence. Our electric bills have become extremely affordable, and my family is healthy and happy with them.

I turned 60 this year and will be climbing 1 World Trade Center for charity. If this is the ill effect of solar panels, perhaps more people should consider them.

Brian Smith, Rocky Point

 

I read the mention of “health effects” of solar farms by people who oppose them [“Worried about any effect of solar farm,” April 5].

What are these effects? Does anyone know, or is this just a method of sowing confusion and uncertainty without facts.

I would not welcome a solar-panel farm next to my home. Maybe these individuals feel this way as well. But, if someone claims health effects, just state what they are and cite the evidence.

I would like to know.

Philip Dehazya, Westbury

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