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Half‐century ammonia emissions from agricultural systems in southern Asia: Magnitude, spatiotemporal patterns, and implications for human health

01/01/2018 | GeoHealth

Much concern has been raised about the increasing threat to air quality and human health due to ammonia (NH3) emissions from agricultural systems, which is associated with the enrichment of reactive nitrogen (N) in southern Asia (SA), home of more than 60% the world's population (i.e., the people of West, central, East, South, and Southeast Asia). Southern Asia consumed more than half of the global synthetic N fertilizer and was the dominant region for livestock waste production since 2004.

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