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Thermal power plants
and health impacts

Urban Emissions estimates that emissions from the 111 thermal power plants (TPPs) devoted to the task are responsible for 80–115,000 premature deaths every year, along with 170,000 cases of chronic bronchitis and 20·9 million cases of asthma. Central India, where most of the major power plants which produce electricity from coal are located, is especially polluted. Coal produces more pollution than any other energy source. Unless stringent measures are taken to safeguard public health including implementation of TPP emissions standards without further delay, matters could become much worse. We are spreading the message of #NoExtensionsToPolluters both in major cities and in local communities asking the regulators not to extend deadlines for regulation compliance.

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