Michael Hendryx

IN A NUTSHELL

Public health scientist Michael Hendryx shares evidence that mountaintop removal coal mining poses unexpected health hazards to workers and their communities.

ABOUT MICHAEL

Michael Hendryx is a pioneering research investigator focused on the impacts of uneven environmental exposures faced by socioeconomically disadvantaged groups. In 2006, Michael started a research program on public health disparities for people in Appalachia who live in proximity to coal mining, with a focus on a mountaintop removal. This research has shown that people who live close to mountaintop removal are at increased risk for a wide set of health problems including respiratory illness, cardiovascular disease, birth defects, cancer, and others. Michael has been published on over 130 peer reviewed research papers and has been an investigator on numerous grants and contracts. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Environmental Health at Indiana University Bloomington’s School of Public Health.

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Podcast: Professor Hendryx vs. Big Coal

Unintended consequences of the Clean Air Act: Mortality rates in Appalachian coal mining communities, 2016

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