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Seminar Series: Coal's Assault on Human Health
February 15, 2012
am Alaska Time (10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern)
Join a teleconference 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
Professor of Neurology at the University of Buffalo, is a member of Physicians
for Social Responsiblity 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. 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
join this free call and receive the dial-up instructions, please RSVP to Alaska
Community Action on Toxics at firstname.lastname@example.org or (907) 222-7714.