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Handbook of Energy by Christopher G. Morris, Cutler J. Cleveland

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Section 43

Health and Safety

Within the context of this book, the category Health and Safety refers to the effects on health and safety that are associated with the development, production, transportation, use, and waste disposal of various forms of energy. This description applies mainly to energy’s effects on humans. Effects on nonhuman organisms (e.g., deforestation, agricultural herbicides) are generally covered in the Ecology section.

The entries in this Health and Safety section describe negative events and trends such as dam failures, gas explosions, coal mine disasters, and nuclear accidents, as would be expected. However, a number of other entries describe positive efforts to improve health and safety, such as traffic laws, emission ...

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