The Toll from Coal: An Updated Assessment of Death and Disease from America’s Dirtiest Energy Source
Clean Air Task Force, 2010
Among all industrial sources of air pollution, none poses greater risks to human health and the environment than coal fired power plants. Emissions from coal power plants contribute to global warming, ozone smog, haze and perhaps most consequential of all from a public health standpoint, fine particle pollution. This study outlines the burden of death and disease from coal based electricity production across the United States.