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Main Title The silent epidemic : coal and the hidden threat to health /
Author Lockwood, Alan H.
Publisher MIT Press,
Year Published 2012
OCLC Number 777945794
ISBN 9780262017893 (hardcover : alk. paper); 026201789X (hardcover : alk. paper)
Subjects Coal--Environmental aspects ; Pollution--Health aspects ; Air Pollution--adverse effects ; Smoke--adverse effects ; Cardiovascular Diseases--etiology ; Coal--adverse effects ; Nervous System Diseases--etiology ; Respiration Disorders--etiology ; Coal--Environmental aspects ; Pollution--Health aspects
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  TD195.C58L63 2012 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 04/10/2014
Collation xi, 229 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Introduction -- Coal -- The pollutants -- From mine to ash -- Mitigation of pollutants from burning coal -- Pathophysiology: how pollution damages cells and tissues -- Basic health considerations -- Diseases of the respiratory system -- Diseases of the cardiovascular system -- Diseases of the nervous system -- Health effects on the horizon -- Coal, global warming, and health -- Energy and health care economics -- Policy implications. "Alan Lockwood, a physician, describes and documents the adverse health effects of burning coals. Lockwood's comprehensive treatment examines every aspect of coal, from its complex chemical makeup to details of mining, transporting, burning, and disposal--each of which generates significant health concerns. He describes coal pollution's effects on the respiratory, cardiovascular, and nervous systems, and how these problems will only get worse; explains the impact of global warming on coal-related health problems; and discusses possible policy approaches to combat coal pollution."--Provided by publisher.