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The mining and burning of coal: effects on health and the environment

William M Castleden, David Shearman, George Crisp and Philip Finch
Med J Aust 2011; 195 (6): 333-335.
doi:
10.5694/mja11.10169
  • Australia’s coal conundrum is that all political parties say they are concerned about climate change while sanctioning an unprecedented expansion of coalmining and coal seam gas extraction in Australia.

  • Australia’s coal contributes to climate change and its global health impacts.

William M Castleden, MS, FRCS, FRACS, Emeritus Consultant1
David Shearman, PhD, FRACP, Emeritus Professor,2 and Honorary Secretary3
George Crisp, MB BS, MRCGP, General Practitioner, Member3
Philip Finch, MB BS, FFARCS, Director,4 and Adjunct Professor5
1 Department of Vascular Surgery, Fremantle Hospital, Fremantle, WA.
2 Department of Medicine, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA.
3 Doctors for the Environment Australia, Adelaide, SA.
4 Perth Pain Management Centre, Perth, WA.
5 Murdoch University, Perth, WA.
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