Metal spectra as indicators of development.

@article{Graedel2010MetalSA,
  title={Metal spectra as indicators of development.},
  author={Thomas E. Graedel and Junji Cao},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2010},
  volume={107 49},
  pages={20905-10}
}
We have assembled extensive information on the cycles of seven industrial metals in 49 countries, territories, or groups of countries, drawn from a database of some 200,000 material flows, and have devised analytical approaches to treat the suite of metals as composing an approach to a national "materials metabolism." We demonstrate that in some of the more developed countries, per capita metal use is more than 10 times the global average. Additionally, countries that use more than the per… CONTINUE READING
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