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Main Title Estimating the risk of lung cancer from inhalation of radon daughters indoors : review and evaluation /
Author Borak, Thomas B.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Johnson, Janet A.,
Blac, Stuart C.,
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Nuclear Radiation Assessment Division, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory, United States Environmental Protection Agency Center for Environmental Research Information
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600-S6-88-008
OCLC Number 892487557
Subjects Radon ; Radiation--Physiological effect ; Environmental risk assessment ; Lungs--Cancer ; Epidemiology--Research
Internet Access
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EJBD  EPA 600-S6-88-008 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/02/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S6-88-008 In Binder Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
Collation 3 pages ; 28 cm
"September 1988." "EPA/600-S6-88-008." Caption title. At head of title: Project Summary.
Contents Notes
A review of the dosimetric models and epidemiological studies with regard to the relation between indoor radon exposure and lung cancer indicates that the Working Level is an appropriate unit for indoor radon exposure; that the uncertainty in applying risk estimates derived from uranium miner data may be reduced by determining nose vs. mouth breathing ratios, residential aerosol characteristics, and lung cancer risk vs. age at exposure; that there is persuasive evidence of an association between radon exposure indoors and lung cancer; and that epidemiological studies in progress may provide a basis for revision or validation of current models but only if experimental designs are employed that will permit pooling of data to obtain greater statistical power.