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Abstract

In this paper, the authors discuss: energy sources and pollution; pathways of accumulation in biological systems, health hazards of energy production; provide an assessment of health risks - and present a list of priority research topics. Their investigations result in the following conclusions: Any realistic national energy policy requires an accurate summation of all the costs including the technology costs, the human health costs and the environmental costs. Such a summation would permit decision makers to establish the most realistic set of criteria to form a balanced judgement of the advantages and disadvantages of the different possible energy production technologies. It is obvious that not all the data or scientific concepts are at present available, so that a complete summation cannot yet be made for each different energy production technologies. If Europe is to have at its disposal the research potential necessary to provide the information it needs to be able to formulate its own energy policy and to substantiate that policy from the health impact point of view, then research in the areas indicated in this paper is necessary.

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Authors: CHADWICK K, CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);MYTTENAERE C, CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);SINNAEVE J CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM), CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM)
Bibliographic Reference: EUROPEAN APPLIED RESEARCH REPORTS + ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES SECTION VOL. 2 (1984), NO. 2, PP. 293- 350, (EUR 8751 EN).
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