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Coal’s Assault on Human Health with Dr. Alan Lockwood

Posted on June 6, 2014 by Heather

Alaska Collaborative on Health and the EnvironmentCoal’s Assault on Human Health with Dr. Alan Lockwood

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 Call Recording

About the call:

Please listen to a discussion with Alan H. Lockwood, MD on the growing body of medical evidence linking coal development to human health risks.

At every stage – from mining, transportation, storage, combustion, and disposal of post-combustion wastes – coal development threatens human and environmental health. Pollutants from coal damage all major organ systems in the human body and contribute to four of the five leading causes of death in the United States.

Dr. Lockwood is the principal author of the PSR medical report “Coal’s Assault on Human Health” which takes a new look at the devastating impacts of coal on the human body. Coal combustion releases mercury, particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, and dozens of other substances known to be hazardous to human health. This report looks at the cumulative harm inflicted by those pollutants on three major body organ systems: the respiratory system, the cardiovascular system, and the nervous system.

Join this call to learn more about:

  • How coal development impacts human health

Guest Presenter:

Dr. Alan Lockwood, Professor of Neurology at the University of Buffalo, is a member of Physicians for Social Responsibility and is principal author of the PSR medical report “Coal’s Assault on Human Health”; which takes a new look at the devastating impacts of coal on the human body.

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