RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 777945794 LA English T1 The silent epidemic : coal and the hidden threat to health A1 Lockwood, Alan H., PB MIT Press PP Cambridge, Mass. YR 2012 SN 9780262017893 026201789X AB "Alan Lockwood, a physician, describes and documents the adverse health effects of burning coals. Lockwood's comprehensive treatment examines every aspect of coal, from its complex chemical makeup to details of mining, transporting, burning, and disposal--each of which generates significant health concerns. He describes coal pollution's effects on the respiratory, cardiovascular, and nervous systems, and how these problems will only get worse; explains the impact of global warming on coal-related health problems; and discusses possible policy approaches to combat coal pollution."--Provided by publisher.