TV News LIES

Wednesday, Jan 28th

Last update10:16:13 AM GMT

You are here News Health Poor who live near coal plants show health issues

Poor who live near coal plants show health issues

E-mail Print PDF

coal plantsIt's becoming increasingly harder for the poor to breathe due to nearby coal plants, a study released this week states.

Low-income communities are disproportionately affected by health-threatening pollution from coal-fired power plants in Illinois and other Midwestern states, a report by the NAACP says.

People living within 3 miles of a coal plant are more likely to inhale pollutants that cause respiratory problems such as asthma, researchers said. They also said people living within 3 miles of a coal plant are disproportionately low-income and minorities.

"It's important not just to be shutting down coal plants but to be shutting down coal plants that impact low-income communities and communities with people of color," said Adrian Wilson, the report's lead researcher and a doctoral student at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

"All too often the burden of this health threatening pollution falls disproportionately on people who live in poorer communities," said Jack Darin, director of the Sierra Club, Illinois chapter, who wasn't involved in the study.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


American Academy of Pediatrics says medical marijuana could be good for some kids

medical marijuanaThe American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which has the largest pediatric publishing program in the world,...

The Impact Of Smoking Marijuana Regularly On Your Lungs, According To Science

Smoking potEvolving attitudes about marijuana among the majority of Americans, as well as decriminalization laws starting to...

Planned Parenthood study finds medication abortion is safe

medication abortion safeA new study from Planned Parenthood doctors and a doctor from outside the organization finds medication...

Mali's health minister declares country free of Ebola virus after 42 days of no cases

MaliMali's minister of health has declared the country free of the Ebola virus after 42 days...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!