AIR TOXICS & ENERGY PAGE
The effects related to world population and energy growth, climate change , global warming , air pollution , worldwide mercury pollution by power plant emissions , crematoria , mercury emissions from dental amalgam into sewers , etc. have been documented to the growing and causing widespread adverse effects costing billions of dollars already and predicted to grow rapidly in the near future. World fossil fuel and coal use have been growing rapidly as population growth has also led to falling water tables, deforestation, desertification, droughts, increased dust storms, coral reef and fisheries declines, etc.
These are past estimates of some of the costs of these effects: climate change , mercury , air pollution . Some need updating. Some of the solutions to climate change including Alternative Energy, Alternative Plastics Recycling, and Conservation have big economic and jobs paybacks.
The average temperature of the last decade has been much higher than any previous recorded period; glaciers are melting at unprecedented rates all over the world; ice sheets in Antarctica and the Arctic are melting, and sea level is rising. Stronger storms and more serious droughts are doing damage to property and crops at levels never seen before, and tropical diseases are spreading northward into areas of the U.S. that have never had them before. Likewise the ozone hole over Antarctic was causing serious problems in the southern hemisphere and ozone layer was declining and ultraviolet exposure increasing in the northern hemisphere as well-actions have been taken to reduce this effect.
The problems and widespread adverse health effects related to acid pollutants and toxic metals are also widespread and growing. Papers here document both the adverse effects and estimates of the economic costs of acid pollutants and mercury or toxic metals.
There is also a paper on the adverse health effects of radiation , which causes DNA damage, cancer and birth defects.
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AirtoxSc air toxics cases and abstracts
BioMass info on BioMass Energy and adverse effects
CostAP Info & Estimates of Cost of Air Pollution
Green Info on global warming
CoalAsh Info on Toxics in Coal Ash- air pollution, groundwater pollution, water body pollution
IncinAsh Info on Incinerator ash & adverse effects
IncinHE Health Effects of Incinerators
IncinEff Health Effects of Incinerators
IncinDis Incinerators in other forms (Disguise)
Mercost Estimates of Cost of Mercury Pollution
NewAR Effects of Acid Rain (1999)
Ozone Thinning of Ozone layer & effects
PfasPfos Adverse Health Effects of PFAS & PFOS chemicals in plastics
POPs effects of Persistent Organic Pollutants