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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. ; Johnson, J. A.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Johnson, Janet A.
CORP Author Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins. Dept. of Radiology and Radiation Biology.;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Nuclear Radiation Assessment Division, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA 600-6-88-008; CR813606
Stock Number PB88-218979
OCLC Number 34572809
Subjects Radon ; Radiation--Physiological effect ; Environmental risk assessment ; Lungs--Cancer ; Epidemiology--Research
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Radon ; Respiratory diseases ; Exposure ; Epidemiology ; Houses ; Indoor air pollution ; Toxic substances ; Inhalation ; Lung cancer ; Health hazards ; Health risks
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ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-6-88-008 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB88-218979 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 28 cm
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 is experimental designs are employed that will permit pooling of data to obtain greater statistical power.
"June 1988." "EPA 600-6-88-008." Cover title. "Cooperative agreement no. CR813606." "Project officer, Stuart C. Black." Includes bibliographical references.