Traduction en anglais : Comparing the health risks of electricity generating technologies.
Prosperity depends on the supply and conversion of energy, among other things ; this, however, also entails negative consequences for people and the environment.
As benefits are offset by disadvantages, society must weigh the pros and cons and decide whether the drawbacks can be accepted in the light of the expected benefits.
Moreover, ifvarious options exist, the pros and cons of each of them must be disclosed so that a decision may be taken in favor of the option with the least disadvantages per unit of use.
One major aspect associated with negative impacts are the effects upon human health.
In order to include these consequences in a decisionmaking process about the design of a power system, the health risks caused by different electricity generating technologies are quantified as far as possible and rendered comparable by standardization to a unit of use.
This article is limited to an outline of the so-called public health risks, i.e. the negative impacts on the health of the general public caused by the additional pollution of the air or an increased exposure to ionizing radiation.
Mots-clés Pascal : Centrale électrique, Toxicité, Risque, Homme, Prise décision, Etude comparative, Centrale nucléaire, Centrale gaz, Centrale éolienne, Centrale charbon
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Electric power plant, Toxicity, Risk, Human, Decision making, Comparative study, Nuclear power plant, Gas fired power station, Wind power plant, Coal power plant
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0482087
Code Inist : 002B30A02A. Création : 03/02/1998.