Electricity generation and health

@article{Markandya2007ElectricityGA,
  title={Electricity generation and health},
  author={Anil Markandya and Paul Wilkinson},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2007},
  volume={370},
  pages={979-990}
}
The provision of electricity has been a great benefit to society, particularly in health terms, but it also carries health costs. Comparison of different forms of commercial power generation by use of the fuel cycle methods developed in European studies shows the health burdens to be greatest for power stations that most pollute outdoor air (those based on lignite, coal, and oil). The health burdens are appreciably smaller for generation from natural gas, and lower still for nuclear power. This… CONTINUE READING
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