South Africa | Report: Coal Plants Cause 2,200 Premature Deaths and Cost $2 Billion Annually
Air pollution from coal-fired power stations kills more than 2,200 South Africans every year, and causes thousands of cases of bronchitis and asthma in adults and children annually. This costs the country more than $2 billion annually. These findings were presented by a UK-based air quality and health expert to the Department of Environmental Affairs and the Public Health Association of South Africa, organized by groundWork as part of their collaboration with Health Care Without Harm on the Healthy Energy Initiative. Read more.