Effects of rare earth elements on the environment and human health: A literature review

  title={Effects of rare earth elements on the environment and human health: A literature review},
  author={Kyung-Taek Rim},
  journal={Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences},
  • Kyung-Taek Rim
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences
  • REEs are a group of metals comprised of yttrium, fourteen lanthanide elements, and scandium, which have been called ‘industrial vitamins’ and a ‘treasury’ of novel materials due to their dominant role in technical progress and in the development of traditional industries. Despite the growing interest, information that has become available over the last two decades regarding RREs is relatively premature and scarce, which has led to the current controversy regarding the health benefits vs toxic… CONTINUE READING
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    Rare earth elements in plants
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    Evaluation of the potential hazard of lanthanides to freshwater microcrustaceans.
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    Hormetic dose responses induced by lanthanum in plants.
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    Health effects and toxicity mechanisms of rare earth elements-Knowledge gaps and research prospects.
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    Aquatic ecotoxicity of lanthanum - A review and an attempt to derive water and sediment quality criteria.
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    State of rare earth elements in different environmental components in mining areas of China
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    Application of rare-earth elements in the agriculture of China and its environmental behavior in soil
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    Rare earth elements in human and animal health: State of art and research priorities.
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    Study on the performance enhancing effect of rare earth elements in growing and fattening pigs.
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    Pulmonary Toxicity in Mice Following Exposure to Cerium Chloride
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