Coal Ash Contains Large Degrees of Radioactivity: Study: FRIDAY.

‘This research raises the possibility we should also be seeking for radioactive components,’ said Vengosh, who’s a professor of geochemistry and drinking water quality at Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment.. Coal Ash Contains Large Degrees of Radioactivity: Study: – FRIDAY, Sept. 11, 2015 – – Coal ash contains degrees of radioactivity that increase concern about the surroundings and human health, experts warn. Scientists from Duke University in Durham, N.C., analyzed coal ash from all three main coal-generating basins in the United States and found levels of radioactivity which were up to five situations higher than in regular soil, or more to 10 times greater than in unburned coal.Jennifer L. Howse, president of the March of Dimes, says the survey identifies for the first time the severe, and concealed global toll of birth defects previously, which really is a serious, unappreciated and under-funded public health problem vastly. Michael Katz, M.D., senior vice president for study and global programs at the March of Dimes, adds that the individual toll of birth defects is certainly sustained when the influence of lifelong disability on children, their families, and society is considered. The report says in addition to poverty and the many health problems that can accompany it, the higher rates of birth defects in poorer countries, could be related to more older women having marriages and kids between blood relatives.