Contaminant cause

Coal Smoke Exposure

Coal's high energy density and extensive reserves found in nature make it useful as a fuel for heating in homes and electricity generation in coal-fired power plants

Risk Factor
0 effects
Measured in minutes

Related to Coal Smoke Exposure

Coal Smoke Exposure Health Risks

OutcomesEffectEvidenceReferences

Lung cancer Respiratory outcome
Lung cancer
Respiratory

Strong Increase

Evidence: Low

1 study

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Respiratory outcome

Strong Increase

Evidence: High

1 study

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