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The silent epidemic : coal and the hidden threat to health / Alan H. Lockwood.

Lockwood, Alan H. (Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kenton County.

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Erlanger Branch 363.179 L817s 2012 (Text) 33126013473057 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780262017893 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 026201789X (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xi, 229 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2012.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
"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.
Subject: Coal > Environmental aspects.
Pollution > Health aspects.
Summary: "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.

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