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What are the negative effects of coal?
Deaths caused by coal per unit of electricity produced (due to air pollution mainly) CO2 emissions 鈥?total emissions, emissions during burning of the energy source, and emissions over the lifecycle of the energy source Harm caused to humans via exposure to, or as a result of dumping of the energy waste by-products
Is coal the most dangerous energy source?
If we look carefully, coal is, by far, the most dangerous of all the energies we use on earth, no matter whether we look at sanitary or environmental impacts. Coal is a rock. A burning rock, indeed, but still a rock. As all rocks, it has to be extracted from the Earth crust.
How dangerous is coal extraction?
All put together, how dangerous is coal extraction? Well, the answer is not that easy to give. What is best known is the consequences of coal mining in occidental countries, with a good focus on accidents that killed more than 5 people.
How many people die from coal power plants each year?
In India, coal kills about 169,000 people annually. In the United States, 50,000 coal-related deaths are recorded each year, with air pollution from coal-fired power stations contributing to four of the five leading causes of mortality in the US (heart disease, cancer, stroke and chronic respiratory diseases).