The Unpaid Health Bill: how power plants in Turkey make us sick
HEAL, May 2015
This report reveals that the total health costs are up to 3.6 billion EUR per year (10.72 billion Turkish Lira) covering costs of premature death, chronic lung disease and heart conditions associated with exposure to polluted air from coal plants. Coal power plant capacity in Turkey is set to almost double over the next four years adding significantly to already high health costs.
The report is endorsed by six leading medical and health associations in Turkey including the Turkish Medical Association, Doctors for the Environment Turkey, Turkish Occupational Medicine Society, Turkish Respiratory Society, Turkish Society of Public Health Specialists, and Turkish Thoracic Society.