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Lung Cancer Risk from Indoor Exposures to Radon Daughters (Icrp Publication, 50)

by H. Smith

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Published by Elsevier Science & Technology .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nuclear medicine,
  • Oncology,
  • Cancer,
  • Medical / Nursing,
  • Health/Fitness

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsInternational Commission of Radiological (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages60
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9977447M
    ISBN 10008035579X
    ISBN 109780080355795

    Pershagen G, Akerblom G, Axelson O, et al. Residential radon exposure and lung cancer in Sweden. N Engl J Med ; Auvinen A, Mäkeläinen I, Hakama M, et al. Indoor radon exposure and risk of lung cancer: a nested case-control study in Finland. J Natl Cancer Inst ; Indoor radon and lung cancer. Assessment of the various risk factors for lung cancer has found that indoor radon exposure is the primary risk factor for lung cancer in never-smokers and the second ranked risk factor in ever-smokers [1, 2], following exposure is responsible for approximately half of the total ionising radiation that the average human being receives in a lifetime.

    Exposure to radon is probably the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and Europe. Radon gas forms from the radioactive decay of uranium, found at differing concentrations in soil and rock throughout the world. While the general population is exposed primarily from radon gas entering homes from the soil, exposure to high.   Radon raises risk. Smoking and radon exposure are both considered risk factors for lung cancer, but the risk for smokers exposed to radon is significantly higher than for non-smokers. A article published in the American Journal for Public Health stated that “more than 85 percent of radon-induced lung cancer deaths are among smokers.”.

    Cigarette smoking is the most common cause of lung cancer. Radon represents a far smaller risk for this disease, but it is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Scientists estimate t to 22, lung cancer deaths in the United States each year are related to radon. The amount of radon in the air is measured in picocuries per liter of air, or “pCi/L.” A radon level of 20 pCi/L in a smoker’s home, for instance, represents a high risk for developing lung cancer (26% chance). A radon level of 20 pCi/L in a nonsmoker’s home represents about a 4% risk for developing lung cancer. The EPA recommends that.


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Lung Cancer Risk from Indoor Exposures to Radon Daughters (Icrp Publication, 50) by H. Smith Download PDF EPUB FB2

Lung Cancer Risk from Indoor Exposures to Radon Daughters (Icrp Publication, 50) [SMITH, H., ED.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Lung Cancer Risk from Indoor Exposures to Radon Daughters (Icrp Publication, 50)Reviews: 1.

ICRP, Lung Cancer Risk from Exposures to Radon Daughters. ICRP Publication Lung cancer risk from indoor exposures to radon daughters.

Oxford ; New York: Published for the Commission by Pergamon, © (OCoLC) Material Type: Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: International Commission on Radiological Protection.

ISBN: X If the address matches an existing account you will receive an email with instructions to reset your passwordCited by: from Lung Cancer. Number 36 Percent i 'WI-M = Working Level Month (exposure to one working level—any combination of short-lived radon daughters in one liter of air that will result in the emission of x IOS MeV of potential alpha energy—for a working month of hours).

don are being made under conditions de-Cited by: ICRP, Lung Cancer Risk from Indoor Exposures to Radon Daughters. International Commission on Radiological Protection Publication Pergamon Press, Oxford,   The leading causes of lung cancer are smoking and radon exposure.

Indeed, the World Health Organization (WHO) has categorized radon as a carcinogenic substance causing lung cancer. Radon is a natural, radioactive substance; it is an inert gas that mainly exists in soil or by: The spontaneous incidence of lung cancer rises with age, as does the susceptibility to radon daughter-induced disease.

The latent period from the time of radiation exposure to the time of death from lung cancer ranges from 10 to over 50 years, with a mean on the order of 20–25 years. Also a recent large scale study has confirmed a lung cancer risk from indoor radon.

More recently there are also some studies, mainly of the correlation type, suggesting other cancers also to be related to indoor radon, especially leukemia, kidney cancer, and malignant melanoma.

A smoker who is also exposed to radon has a much higher risk of lung cancer. Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to EPA estimates. Overall, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Radon is responsible for ab lung cancer deaths.

In the conservative traditionof radiation protection, indoor radon exposures in homes are estimated toproduce a number of excess lung cancers in the population. One estimate bythe NCRP is ab deaths per year in the US, for an average annualestimated exposure of.

Lung cancer risk from indoor exposures to radon daughters: ICRP Publication 50 Journal of Radiological Protection, Volume 8, Number 1 Download Article PDF. Epidemiologic studies show that miners with cumulative radon daughter exposures somewhat below WLM have excess lung cancer mortality. Some 3% to 8% of miners studied have developed lung cancer attributable to radon daughters.

All of the underground mining studies show an increased risk of lung cancer with radon daughter exposure. Recent epidemiological studies of the association between lung cancer and exposure to radon and its decay products are reviewed.

Particular emphasis is given to pooled case-control studies of residential exposures, and to cohorts of underground miners exposed to relatively low levels of radon. The r. Some 3% to 8% of miners studied have developed lung cancer attributable to radon daughters.

All of the underground mining studies show an increased risk of lung cancer with radon daughter exposure. All cell types of lung cancer increased with radon exposure. READ book Lung Cancer Risk from Indoor Exposures to Radon Daughters (Icrp Publication, 50) H., ED.

The health hazard comes from radioactive particles released when radon decays. These particles can be inhaled into the lung and bombard your cells with dangerous, cancer-causing radiation. 4 Smoking and radon exposure can separately increase the risk of lung cancer.

Indoor radon exposure and risk of lung cancer: Evaluation of Occupational and Environmental Exposures to Radon and Radon Daughters in the United States. NCRP Report No. National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, Bethesda, MD.

Google Scholar. NEA, Dosimetry Aspects of Exposure to Radon and Thoron Daughters Products. Although it is undetectable by the senses, it is dangerous to people living in dwellings where radon gas can accumulate.

As radon decays, its daughter molecules are metals that deposit in the lung and, in turn, decay yielding both alpha and beta particle emissions that can damage DNA. As I noted, the risk of lung cancer from exposure to radon (actually the radioactive decay products of radon, commonly called radon daughters or radon progeny) depends on the cumulative exposure over a lifetime.

The risk factors have been estimated based on epidemiologic studies of underground miners and residential indoor exposures. Results. 3, participants were enrrolled, 1, cases and 1, controls. Data show that lung cancer risk increases with radon exposure, finding a significant association of radon exposure with lung cancer at radon exposures above 50 Bq/m estimated adjusted OR for individuals exposed to concentrations > Bq/m 3 was (95% CI: ) compared with those exposed .Lung cancer risk from indoor exposures to radon daughters.

Report from a Task Group established by the International Commission on Radiological Protection. Acta Oncol, 26(6), 01 Jan Cited by: 0 articles | PMID: radon and lung cancer are available, the hazard posed by radon progeny exposure in indoor air has been primarily addressed with risk estimation procedures, Information on the population distribution of exposure in dwellings is used in a risk projection equation or nmodell' that describes the increment in lung cancer occurrence per unit exposure, For the United.