New Report Outlines Health Impact of Air Pollution from MidAmerican Energy Coal Plants in Siouxland May 7, 2024

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“Emissions from coal plants pose a serious threat to public health in Iowa,” says John Rachow MD PhD, Past President of Physicians for Social Responsibility. “In low-income communities with limited access to preventative healthcare, this pollution can increase expensive emergency room visits and exacerbate existing health conditions, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and various forms of heart disease.”

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