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CESAM study finds heavy metals harmful to health in domestic biofuels

CESAM study finds heavy metals harmful to health in domestic biofuels

13/05/2015

Zinc, lead, iron and arsenic are some of heavy metals discovered by a CESAM/UA team in the particles emitted during the burning of various types of domestic pellets for sale in the national market. Enhancers of multiple respiratory diseases and cancer triggers, the high contents of metals identified result from the use, in the manufacture of pellets, of waste wood from furniture and building industry containing paint or adhesiv which have been treated with biocides to prevent infestation.

More details in: http://uaonline.ua.pt/pub/detail.asp?lg=pt&c=42454

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