Heterogeneity in coal composition and implications for lung cancer risk in Xuanwei and Fuyuan counties, China.

@article{Downward2014HeterogeneityIC,
  title={Heterogeneity in coal composition and implications for lung cancer risk in Xuanwei and Fuyuan counties, China.},
  author={George Stanley Downward and Wei Hu and David J. Large and Harry Veld and Jun Xu and Boris Reiss and Guoping Wu and Fusheng Wei and Robert Sedgwick Chapman and Nathaniel Rothman and Lan Qing and Roel C H Vermeulen},
  journal={Environment international},
  year={2014},
  volume={68},
  pages={
          94-104
        }
}
BACKGROUND Xuanwei and Fuyuan counties in Yunnan Province, China have among the highest lung cancer rates in the country. This has been associated with the domestic combustion of bituminous coal (referred to as "smoky" coal). Additionally, significant geographical variation in cancer rates among smoky coal users has been observed, suggesting heterogeneity in fuel source composition and/or combustion characteristics. Research thus far has indicated that smoky coal emits high levels of polycyclic… CONTINUE READING
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