India | Environmental health expert visits coal plants to jumpstart research

From September 12 to 23, 2016, Dr. Peter Orris, Professor and Chief of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System and scientific adviser to Health Care Without Harm (HCWH), visited several coal plant communities that will undergo an environmental health impact assessment as part of HCWH’s Healthy Energy Initiative work in India.

Facilitated by Community Environmental Monitors (CEM), our Healthy Energy Initiative partner in India, Dr. Orris’s visit also included lectures and workshops delivered in several academic and research institutions in India who will be involved in the series of assessments. One of the institutions is the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), which is the main partner for this year-long collaborative research project.

Dr. Orris’s visit was chronicled in a series of blog articles prepared by CEM, which were accompanied with powerful photos showing affected coal communities as well as India’s rich culture.

orris ash-pipelines-and-plant

This post was written by
Comments are closed.