What is the Total Risk of Energy Systems?

  • Herbert Inhaber
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 21)


Although the toxicity of substances plays a large part in determining their effect on human health, much of the damage to health from producing energy comes from sources other than toxicity. Both toxic and non- toxic effects should be considered in calculating this damage. This paper will (a) discuss occupational disease in generating energy, (b) outline briefly the major sources of risk (defined as loss of health or death) in its production, and (c) review some of the calculations and rankings which either appear in or are deducible from the literature.


Energy System Coal Mining Solar Panel Solar Collector Occupational Disease 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Herbert Inhaber
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  1. 1.Atomic Energy Control BoardOttawaCanada

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