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3 Dec 2023

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Number of Deaths Caused by US Coal Plants Over 20 Years

The revised research concludes coal-fired power plants have caused twice the number of previously estimated premature deaths in America. Fine particulate matter or PM2.5 emissions from these plants and other sources such as cars and factories are linked to severe health conditions, including asthma, heart disease, and cancer. [Source](https://amp.theguardian.com/environment/2023/nov/23/coal-power-plants-deaths-pollution)