Impacts of lead/zinc mining and smelting on the environment and human health in China

  title={Impacts of lead/zinc mining and smelting on the environment and human health in China},
  author={Xiuwu Zhang and Linsheng Yang and Y. Li and H. Li and W. Wang and Bixiong Ye},
  journal={Environmental Monitoring and Assessment},
  • Xiuwu Zhang, Linsheng Yang, +3 authors Bixiong Ye
  • Published 2011
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
  • Mining and smelting are important economic activities. However, mining-related industries are also some of the largest sources of environmental pollution from heavy metals. China is one of the largest producers and consumers of lead and zinc in the world. A large amount of lead, zinc, and related elements, such as cadmium, have been released into the environment due to mineral processing activities and have impacted water resources, soils, vegetables, and crops. In some areas, this pollution is… CONTINUE READING
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