Peer-reviewed articles


A geographical information system-based analysis  of cancer mortality and population exposure to coal mining activities in Wester Virginia, United States of America. Hendryx M, Fedorko E, Anesetti-Rothermel A.  Geospatial Health, 2010; 4:243-256.

Hospitalization patterns associated with Appalachian coal mining. Hendryx M. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A, 2007;70: 2064-2070.

A comparative analysis of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) for residents of US counties with and without coal mining. Zullig KJ, Hendryx M. Public Health Reports, 2010; 125: 548-555.

The association between mountaintop mining and birth defects among live births in Central Appalachia, 1996-2003. Ahern M, Hendryx M, Conley J, Fedorko E, Ducatman A, Zullig K. Environmental Research, 2011; 101: 848-853.

Chronic cardiovascular disease mortality in mountaintop mining areas of central Appalachian states. Esch L, Hendryx M. Journal of Rural Health, 2011; 27; 4: 350-357.

Air pollution

Perinatal Air Pollutant Exposures and Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Children of Nurses’ Health Study II Participants. Andrea L. Roberts, Kristen Lyall, Jaime E. Hart, Francine Laden, Allan C. Just, Jennifer F. Bobb, Karestan C. Koenen, Alberto Ascherio, and Marc G. Weisskopf. Environmental Health Perspectives. (June 2013).

Long-term air pollution exposure and cardio- respiratory mortality: a review. Gerard Hoek*, Ranjini M Krishnan, Rob Beelen, Annette Peters, Bart Ostro, Bert Brunekreef and Joel D Kaufman.  Environmental Health 2013.

Air Pollution Around Schools Is Linked To Poorer Student Health And Academic Performance. Paul Mohai, Byoung-Suk Kweon, Sangyun Lee, Kerry Ard. Published online before print May 2011, Health Affairs (May 2011) vol. 30 no. 5 852-862.

Ambient Air Pollution and Low Birth Weight in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Michelle L. Bell, Keita Ebisu and Kathleen Belanger. Environmental Health Perspectives. Vol. 115, No. 7 (Jul., 2007), pp. 1118-1124.

Assessing Exposure to Air Toxics Relative to Asthma. Clifford P. Weisel. Environmental Health Perspectives. Vol. 110, Supplement 4 (Aug., 2002), pp. 527-537.


A panel study of occupational exposure to fine particulate matter and changes in DNA methylation over a single workday and years worked in boilermaker welders. Molly L Kile, Shona Fang, Andrea A Baccarelli, Letizia Tarantini, Jennifer Cavallari and David C Christiani. Environmental Health 2013, Published: 11 June 2013.


Elemental Mercury Spills. Environmental Health Perspectives. Thomas A. Baughman. Vol. 114, No. 2 (Feb., 2006), pp. 147-152.

Public Health and Economic Consequences of Methyl Mercury Toxicity to the Developing Brain. Leonardo Trasande, Philip J. Landrigan and Clyde Schechter. Environmental Health Perspectives. Vol. 113, No. 5 (May, 2005), pp. 590-596.


Climate Change, Tropospheric Ozone and Particulate Matter, and Health Impacts. Environmental Health Perspectives. Kristie L. Ebi and Glenn McGregor. Vol. 116, No. 11 (Nov., 2008), pp. 1449-1455.

Coal Ash

In Harm’s Way: Lack of Federal Coal Ash Regulations Endangers Americans and Their Environment. Stant J. Editor. Environmental Integrity Project, Earthjustice and Sierra Club, 2010.

Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica Dust in the United States: 1988-2003. Yassin A, Yebessi F, and Tingle R. Environmental Health Perspectives, 2005; 113(1): 255-260.

Differential pulmonary inflammation and in vitro cytotoxicity of size-fractionated fly ash particles from pulverized coal combustion. Gilmour MI, O’Connor S; Dick CA, Miller CA, Linak WP. Journal of the Air Waste Management Association. 2004 Mar; 54(3): 286-295.

Economics and Health

Assessing community-based conservation projects: A systematic review and multilevel analysis of attitudinal, behavioral, ecological, and economic outcomes. Jeremy Brooks, Kerry A Waylen and Monique B Mulder.  Environmental Evidence 2013.

Estimating the Global Public Health Implications of Electricity and Coal Consumption. Julia M. Gohlke, Reuben Thomas, Alistair Woodward, Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, Annette Prüss-Üstün, Simon Hales and Christopher J. Portier. Environmental Health Perspectives. Vol. 119, No. 6 (June 2011) (pp. 821-826).

Poverty and mortality disparities in central Appalachia: mountaintop mining and environmental justice. Hendryx M. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 2011; 111: 838-846.

Calculating Compensation for Loss of Future Earnings: Estimating and Using Work Life Expectancy [with Discussion]. Zoltan Butt, Steven Haberman, Richard Verrall and Victoria Wass. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A (Statistics in Society) Vol. 171, No. 4 (Oct., 2008) (pp. 763-805).

Assessing and Treating Work-Related Asthma. Tracy Stoughton, Michael Prematta and Timothy Craig. The Canadian Society of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology. 2008.
Paul Mohai, Byoung-Suk Kweon, Sangyun Lee, Kerry Ard. 


The KEF published the Health Impact Assessment of Coal and Clean Energy Options in Spring 2012, which has as its main goal to explore the health impacts of energy policy options and a call to prioritize public health when making energy policy decisions.

The Eastern Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC Collaborative) published a 2012 annual report on renewable and demand-side management energy options. This report can be found here.

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