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Main Title Health effects of exposure to radon /
Publisher National Academy Press,
Year Published 1999
OCLC Number 39205871
ISBN 0309056454; 9780309056458
Subjects Radon--Health aspects ; Radon--Toxicology ; Radon--Physiological effect ; Radiation carcinogenesis ; Indoor air pollution--Health aspects ; Health risk assessment ; Radon--toxicity ; Lung Neoplasms--etiology ; Air Pollution, Indoor--adverse effects ; Air Pollutants, Radioactive--toxicity ; Neoplasms, Radiation-Induced ; Health Status Indicators ; 4413 environmental medicine--(NL-LeOCL)077596285 ; 3343 radioactivity, electromagnetic transitions--(NL-LeOCL)080452299 ; Gezondheidseffecten
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAM  RA1247.R33H425 1999 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 02/14/2023
EJAM  RA1247.R33H425 1999 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 06/02/2000 DISPERSAL
EJDM  RA1247.R33H425 1999 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 09/22/2000
ERAM  RA1247.R33 H425 1999 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 01/18/2008
Collation xiv, 500 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 430-471) and index.
Contents Notes
"To develop appropriate public policy for indoor radon, decisionmakers need an accurate characterization of the risk of radon exposure and the ranges of exposures people actually receive." "In response, the BEIR VI committee developed a mathematical model of lung cancer risk associated with radon, incorporating the latest information from epidemiology and scientific studies. This book provides a fresh assessment of exposure-dose relationships and discusses key issues - such as the weight of biological evidence and the associated extrapolations from radon-exposed miners to the larger population - in estimating the risk posed by indoor radon." "This book considers the entire body of evidence on radon and lung cancer, integrating findings from epidemiological studies with evidence from animal experiments and other lines of laboratory investigation. The conclusions will be important for policymakers and environmental advocates, while the technical findings will be of interest to environmental scientists and engineers."--BOOK JACKET.