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Report of the panel on energy. Assessing environmental health risks.



Fossil fuels. Fossil fuel consumption patterns. Direct health effects. Occupational risks prior to end-use. Exposure aspects, by mode of use. Accidental fire and explosion. Domestic heating and cooking. Power stations and other large combustion plants. Transport. Health effects of specific pollutants. Sulfur oxides and suspended particulate matter. Oxides of nitrogen. Carbon monoxide. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH). Ozone. Metals. Indirect health effects of fossil fuel combustion. Climate change. The direct and indirect effects of climate change. Acid deposition. Mitigation measuress. Mitigation objectives: air quality guidelines (AQG). Domestic heating and cooking. Power stations and other large combustion plants. Transport. References. Biomass fuels. Traditional combustion of biomass. Production volume, uses and combustion products. Direct health effects. Estimates of the risks to health. The indirect effects of biomass use. Mitigation measures. Uses of processed biomass. Hydropower. Health effects. Direct effects on health. Indirect effects on health. Mitigation measures. Nuclear fuel cycle and power generation. Assessing the effects of radiation and related risks. Deterministic effects. Stochastic effects. In utero exposure. Routine operational activities. Occupational health hazard and related risks. Radioactive waste. Nuclear power plant (NPP) accidents. Mitigation. Energy production and consumption. Occupational health risks. Public health risks. Electricity production and use. Hazards associated with the transmission and distribution of electricity. Mitigating measures.

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Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía. Secretaría de Planificación del Sub-Sector Energía - Centro de Información de Energía y Ambiente, CIENA

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