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Health Effects of Arsenic, Fluorine, and Selenium from Indoor Burning of Chinese Coal

  • Liu Guijian 
  • Zheng Liugen 
  • Nurdan S. Duzgoren-Aydin
  • Gao Lianfen 
  • Liu Junhua 
  • Peng Zicheng 
Part of the Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology book series (RECT, volume 189)

Abstract

China’s economy has developed rapidly in the last two decades, leading to an increase in energy consumption and consequently emissions from energy generation. China is the largest coal producer and consumer in the world (Finkelman 1995). It has been estimated that more than 75% of the energy production in China is based on coal (Chen et al. 2004), and more than 400 million people in China rely on coal for their domestic energy needs, such as heating and daily cooking. Due to the limited petroleum and natural gas reserves and significant coal reserves (1 trillion t) in China, it is likely that this coal-based, relatively cheap energy structure will continue for the foreseeable future (Ni 2000; Xu et al. 2000; Zhong and Wang 2000).

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Toxic Trace Element Chinese Coal Coal Geol Power Plant Burning Coal Domestic Coal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Liu Guijian 
    • 1
    • 2
  • Zheng Liugen 
    • 1
  • Nurdan S. Duzgoren-Aydin
    • 3
  • Gao Lianfen 
    • 1
  • Liu Junhua 
    • 1
  • Peng Zicheng 
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.CAS Key Laboratory of Crust-Mantle Materials and Environments, School of Earth and Space SciencesUniversity of Science and Technology of ChinaHefei AnhuiChina
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Loess and Quaternary Geology, Institute of Earth EnvironmentThe Chinese Academy of SciencesXi’an, ShaanxiP.R. China
  3. 3.Department of Earth SciencesThe University of HongKongHong KongSAR China

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