Ten premature deaths daily from region's coal power plants

Standard Page - 2013-09-05
Do you know that the hot billowing clouds of smoke from coal power plants contain many harmful substances and can be carried by the wind more than 100 km?
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Ten premature deaths daily from region's coal power plants
Of particular concern is PM2.5 air pollution. PM2.5 refers to fine particles that are 28 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair. They are so small that they are easily absorbed deep into our lungs, where they pose a very serious danger to our health.
Because of this, Greenpeace worked with environmental researchers to analyze pollution data from 96 coal-fired power plants currently in operation in the Hong Kong-Guangdong region. We calculated that the PM2.5 emissions from these plants were enough to cause nearly 3,600 premature deaths and 4,000 cases of childhood asthma in 2011.
The true cost of coal is too high to pay. Please help us push the local government to accelerate the development of clean energy while urgently reducing carbon emissions and the dependence on coal energy , so that we can breathe clean air again.
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