The True Cost of Coal in China: Air Pollution and Public Health (summary)

Abstract Coal combustion emissions pose a significant threat to public health, causing an estimated 500,000 premature deaths in 2008. Its related diseases include respiratory disease, cancer, and birth defects, all of which are very much part of the real cost of China’s over-reliance on cheap coal.
Author Greenpeace China
2 Coal, 2.3 Coal and the Environment