• Humanity requires energy to bring the benefits of
health care, adequate food, education, protection
against the elements, and the many other activities of
society that enhance population health(Kirk R. S. et. al)
• The generation, distribution, and consumption of
energy can have marked adverse impacts on health
through its contribution to both local pollution and
global climate change.
3. • A major source of air pollution
Health Impacts: Burning of Fossil FuelsHealth Impacts: Burning of Fossil Fuels
4. Health ImpactsHealth Impacts
• Air pollution from incomplete combustion of fossil
fuels and biomass fuels is by far the single major
reason that energy systems negatively affect global
• Effects on workers in energy industries are the
second biggest health impact globally.
• The health impacts accrue into a heavy and largely
unaccounted-for economic burden borne by
communities, governments, and health systems,
(Coady D et al. 2015).
5. Health ImpactsHealth Impacts
• The extraction, transport, processing, and combustion of fossil
fuels carries multiple hazards for health and the environment
through its contribution to both local pollution and global
• The hazards from fossil fuels are extreme weather events
related to climate change
• E.g. droughts, heat waves, floods, and wildfires exacts a heavy
health toll upon those who directly endure them, and upon
people far away
• Nutrition-Effects on agricultural productivity
• Diseases-Infectious and non-infectious
7. Comparison of impacts from different energy sourcesComparison of impacts from different energy sources
8. What needs to be doneWhat needs to be done
• Climate Change: Changes in energy systems
might achieve important health
improvements and co-benefits.
• Major policy interventions on energy systems
and use of renewable energy sources.
• Education of the general public on good
energy sources and their importance.
9. • Household air pollution: encouraging as many
households as possible to use clean energy sources
and initiating widespread promotion of new
generations of advanced combustion biomass
• Outdoor air pollution: Implementation and
enforcement of strict emissions controls; universal
access to clean cooking fuels, and shifting of energy
to non-combustion energy sources and efficiency.
What needs to be doneWhat needs to be done
10. 1.What can Eenovators do?
2.A transition to clean, renewable energy will combat
climate change, while also reducing the burden of
disease from local pollution and occupational
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