Published in Cancer Weekly, September 20th, 2005
"The cancer risk and the non-cancer hazard index for inhabitants exposed to As, Cd, Cu and Zn in the soils and stream waters of the abandoned Songcheon Au-Ag mine area were evaluated. Mean concentrations of As, Cd, Cu, Pb and Zn in agricultural soils were 230, 2.5, 120, 160, and 164 mg/kg, respectively," scientists in Korea reported.
"Mean concentrations of As, Cd and Zn of the water in the stream where drinking water was drawn was 246 mcg/L, 161 mcg/L and 3899 mcg/L, respectively. These levels are significantly higher than the permissible levels for...
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