Coal burning exacts a lethal price – report

The Daily Climate 7 March 2013.

Burning coal to produce electricity costs Europeans €42.8 billion, or $55 billion, in health care costs annually, a new analysis finds.

In Poland alone, the tab tops €8 billion.

A report by the Health and Environment Alliance, or HEAL, says moving away from fossil fuels would significantly reduce chronic lung disease and some heart conditions.

It puts the health costs of coal-fired power stations to the people of Europe at up to €42.8 billion (almost $55 billion) a year…



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