H Dean Hosgood III, Hu Wei, Amir Sapkota, Imran Choudhury, Nigel Bruce, Kirk R Smith, Nathaniel Rothman, Qing Lan   |   2011
Type: Research Report
Topic: Health
Country: China
Emissions from household coal combustion associated with cooking and heating are an important public health issue, particularly in China where hundreds of millions of people are exposed. Although coal emissions are a known human carcinogen, there is still uncertainty about the level of risk for lung and other cancers. Our results provide evidence that although the carcinogenic effect of coal use varies by location, coals from many locations exhibit elevated lung cancer risks.