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From soil pollution to "cadmium rice” to public health impacts: An interdisciplinary analysis of influencing factors and possible responses

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This article discusses the causes of the contamination of rice with cadmium in China and considers what we know about the severity of the problem. It argues that it is misleading to extrapolate simply from levels of cadmium in soil to health risks, because the uptake of cadmium by crops and the health impacts of the metal are affected by multiple factors. These include not only background levels of cadmium and pollution from mining and industry, but also soil quality, climatic conditions and ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.5814/j.issn.1674-764x.2018.01.001

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
SIAS
Subgroup:
Area Studies
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Publisher:
Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Resources and Ecology Journal website
Volume:
9
Issue:
1
Pages:
10-21
Publication date:
2018-02-02
Acceptance date:
2017-11-07
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ISSN:
1674-764X
Pubs id:
pubs:949162
URN:
uri:07b943fe-f92a-4e42-8f18-d1b70f2870f0
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uuid:07b943fe-f92a-4e42-8f18-d1b70f2870f0
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pubs:949162

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