International Pollution Expert visits Caroona to Warn of Coal Health Impacts
Hear him speak: Monday 7th December at 7.00pm Caroona Hall, all welcome.
One of the world’s leading experts in the health impacts of industrial pollution, Dr Dick van Steenis, is visiting Caroona to highlight the harmful impacts that coal-related industries have been shown to have on human and animal health.
Dr van Steenis, who studied pollution science at Harvard and authored the UK Coal Health Study, has been researching the causes of death and chronic disease from dusts generated by coal mines, power stations and incinerators for over 15 years.
His ground-breaking research on coal mining in Wales in the early 1990s found that the rate of asthma puffer use in children was directly proportional to how close they lived to a coal mine.
SOS Liverpool Plains invites you hear this medical doctor and scientist give the FULL story of how coal mining causes health impacts on young and old. [Full press release]