Friday, November 20, 2009

Physicians Group Details Health Hazards From Coal

Among the people benefits of the Green Economy is the boon to public health that we will receive by transitioning from burning fossil fuels like coal to clean energy.

According to a new report from the Physicians for Responsibility:

"Coal pollutants affect all major body organ systems and contribute to four of the five leading causes of mortality in the U.S.: heart disease, cancer, stroke, and chronic lower respiratory diseases," the report (PDF) begins.

Could it be any more clear that solving our climate crisis and our oil dependence crisis is also a great way to help solve our health care crisis?

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