How Does Coal Pollution Affect Human Health

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Impacts of coal pollution on human health:
Different type of harmful gas are releases during coal combustion:
• Sulfur dioxide (SO2) which responsible for acid rain and respiratory illnesses
• Nitrogen oxides (NOx) which contribute to smog and respiratory illnesses
• Particulates which contribute to smog, haze, and respiratory illnesses and lung disease
Carbon dioxide (CO2) which is the primary greenhouse gas produced from the burning of fossil fuels (coal, oil, and natural gas)
• Mercury and other heavy metals, which have been linked to both neurological and developmental damage in humans and other animals
Coal pollution also contribute to global warming and the health implications .Coal pollutants affect all major body organ systems
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Warmer average temperatures hamperd eco- systems, causing a decrease in some key food-chain supporting species such as corals, and causing an increase in the growing ranges of some weeds, grasses, and trees that may increase the severity and prevalence of allergies.
Other harmful impact on human health include:
 The Increase of climate-sensitive diseases such as tick-and mosquito-borne diseases and food and water borne pathogens, an increase in ground-level ozone and smog which caused asthmas and other health problem .

 An increase in the number of extremely hot weather which can cause heat-related mortality. The mass migration of people to avoid these climate- related consequences may cause different type of conflict and further stress on environmental issues water, food, shelter, sanitation, and healthcare resources.
 Miners develop the potentially fatal lung conditions coal workers’ pneumoconiosis and silicosis due to the inhalation of dust during mining

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