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Frontiers of Medicine

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Front Med    2012, Vol. 6 Issue (2) : 217-220     DOI: 10.1007/s11684-012-0192-8
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Prevalence and causes of air pollution and lung cancer in Xuanwei City and Fuyuan County, Yunnan Province, China
Yi Cao1(), Huaping Gao2
1. Laboratory of Molecular and Experimental Pathology, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650223, China; 2. Faculty of Environmental Science and Engineering, Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming 650500, China
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Corresponding Authors: Cao Yi,Email:caoy@mail.kiz.ac.cn   
Issue Date: 05 June 2012
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Fig.1  Comparison of the mortality rate of lung cancer in China (blue column) and Xuanwei (red column) in the past 30 years.
Fig.2  In Fuyuan, there are numerous small coking plants. Outdoor air pollution is serious.
Fig.3  In Xuanwei, which is located in a mountain valley, the wind generally moves from south-west to north-east (arrow). The downwind areas (red circle) have more serious air pollution and higher morbidity from lung cancer than the upwind areas (yellow circle).
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