Assessing Metal Exposures in a Community near a Cement Plant in the Northeast U.S.

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Dong, Zhao; Bank, Michael S.; Spengler, John D.;
(2015)

Cement production is a major source of metals and metalloids in the environment, while exposures to metals and metalloids may impact human health in the surrounding communities. We recruited 185 participants living in the vicinity of a cement plant in the northeast U.S.... View more
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