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Coughing to coffin: coalfield lessons

Category: Empowering people

Photo inside a coal lorry engine

Many diseases, including miner’s lung, developed from breathing in tiny coal particles, less than a 1/6th of the width of a human hair, over a person’s lifetime. These historical lessons provide a useful gauge in our studies of the cumulative effects of exposure to fine particulate matter that is present in our towns and cities. Understanding the long-term effects of air pollution, we can better inform policy to reduce it.
Image: © 2021 Samuel Grainger

Entrant: Samuel Grainger , Civil and Environmental Engineering

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