publication . Article . 2011

Estimating the Global Public Health Implications of Electricity andCoal Consumption

Julia Gohlke;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2011 Journal: Environmental Health Perspectives, volume 119, pages 821-826 (issn: 0091-6765, eissn: 1552-9924, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Environmental Health Perspectives
Abstract
Background: The growing health risks associated with greenhouse gas emissions highlight the need for new energy policies that emphasize efficiency and low-carbon energy intensity. Objectives: We assessed the relationships among electricity use, coal consumption, and health outcomes. Methods: Using time-series data sets from 41 countries with varying development trajectories between 1965 and 2005, we developed an autoregressive model of life expectancy (LE) and infant mortality (IM) based on electricity consumption, coal consumption, and previous year’s LE or IM. Prediction of health impacts from the Greenhouse Gas and Air Pollution Interactions and Synergies (GA...
Subjects
free text keywords: Environmental health, Greenhouse gas, Agricultural economics, Energy policy, Health policy, Air pollution, medicine.disease_cause, medicine, Electricity, business.industry, business, Energy intensity, Environmental protection, Life expectancy, Biology, Coal, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis, Article, climate change, global health, health impact modeling, infant mortality, time series
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