Residential Radon Appears to Prevent Lung Cancer
- Mechanistic model predicts a U-shaped relation of radon exposure to lung cancer risk reflected in combined occupational and US residential data. Bogen, K.T. // Human & Experimental Toxicology;1998, Vol. 17 Issue 12, p691
A mechanistically based cytodynamic two-stage (CD2) cancer model was shown recently to predict both ecologic US county data and underground-miner data on lung-cancer mortality (LCM) vs radon concentration, indicating biological plausibility of the apparent negative dose-response relation...
- Biologic damage resulting from exposure to tobacco smoke and from radon: implication for preventive interventions. Alavanja, Michael C.R. // Oncogene;10/21/2002 Review, Vol. 21 Issue 48, p7365
Describes existing knowledge about the carcinogenic properties of tobacco smoke and radon. Insight on the epidemiology of lung cancer; Characteristics of the carcinogens brought about by tobacco smoke and radon; Evidence of mechanism from studies of vegetable consumption and genes.
- Lung Cancer Attributable to Indoor Radon Exposure in France: Impact of the Risk Models and Uncertainty Analysis. Catelinois, Olivier; Rogel, Agnès; Laurier, Dominique; Billon, Solenne; Hemon, Denis; Verger, Pierre; Tirmarche, Margot // Environmental Health Perspectives;Sep2006, Vol. 114 Issue 9, p1361
OBJECTIVE: The inhalation of radon, a well-established human carcinogen, is the principalâ€”and omnipresentâ€”source of radioactivity exposure for the general population of most countries. Scientists have thus sought to assess the lung cancer risk associated with indoor radon. Our aim...
- Radon and Lung Cancer. Viera, Anthony J. // American Family Physician;9/1/2000, Vol. 62 Issue 5, p950
Editorial. Discusses the role of radon gas in lung cancer. Description of radon gas; Recommendations from both government and public health agencies; Prevention of lung cancer.
- Increased Risk for Small Cell Lung Cancer Following Residential Exposure to Low-dose Radon: A Pilot Study. Biberman, Roni; Lusky, Ayala; Schlesinger, Tuvia; Margaloit, Menahem; Neeman, Ehud; Modan, Baruch // Archives of Environmental Health;Jul/Aug93, Vol. 48 Issue 4
Examines the implication of low-dose radon exposure to increase the risk of small cell lung cancer in Israel. Effect of the length of radon exposure on lung cancer causation; Variables considered in accordance with radon exposure; Statistical differences attributed to difference in smoking...
- Lung cancer in workers in a nickel refinery Kreyberg, L. // British Journal of Industrial Medicine;May1978, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p109
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- Design issues in studies of radon and lung cancer: implications of the joint effect of smoking and radon Upfal, Mark; Siemiatycki, Jack; Divine, George // Environmental Health Perspectives;Jan1995, Vol. 103 Issue 1, p58
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- Study of epidemiological risk of lung cancer in Mexico due indoor radon exposure. Ángeles, A.; Espinosa, G. // AIP Conference Proceedings;2014, Vol. 1607, p90
In this work the lifetime relative risks (LRR) of lung cancer due to exposure to indoor 222Rn on the Mexican population is calculated. Cigarette smoking is the number one risk factor for lung cancer (LC), because that, to calculate the number of cases of LC due to exposure to 222Rn is necessary...
- Why is 220Rn (thoron) measurement important? Tokonami, S. // Radiation Protection Dosimetry;Nov2010, Vol. 141 Issue 4, p335
New scientific findings based on the latest epidemiological analyses for lung cancer risk due to radon have been demonstrated. The residential radon concentration is mainly measured by passive radon detectors. Although the passive radon detector is usually designed to detect radon efficiently...