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Vanadium / published under the joint sponsorship of the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Labour Organisation, and the World Health Organization (1988)Vanadium is a rare element used in ferrous metallurgy as an alloy additive in various types of steel. Vanadium is also used in non-ferrous metals important for the atomic energy industry, aircraft construction, and space technology, and as a catalyst in the chemical production of sulfuric acid and plastics. This book evaluates over 450 studies in an effort to clarify the risks to human health and the environment posed by the discharge of vanadium during production, use and disposal. Environmental pollution is noted to be greatest in the vicinity ...