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Toxic Threat: Coal and Your Health

February 9, 2012

At every stage – from mining, transportation, storage, combustion, and disposal of post-combustion wastes – coal development threatens human health.   Pollutants from coal damage all major organ systems in the human body. Coal combustion releases mercury, particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, and dozens of other substances known to be hazardous to human health.

Don’t miss a special presentation by Dr. Alan H. Lockwood, Emeritus Professor of Neurology, University at Buffalo, New York.

Toxic Threat: Coal and Your Health, presented by Dr. Alan Lockwood

Thursday, February 16th

6:30 Reception, 7:00pm Presentation

Palmer Train Depot  (510 S. Valley Way)

Dr. Lockwood will discuss the growing body of medical evidence linking coal development to human health risks. Dr. Lockwood is the principal author of the Physicians for Social Responsibility report “Coal’s Assault on Human Health” which describes the devastating impacts of coal on the human body.

For more information, contact Heidi Zimmer at Alaska Community Action on Toxics at 907-222-7714 or


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