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Main Title Health effects of exposure to radon : time for reassessment? /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Samet, Jonathan M.
CORP Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Health Effects of Exposure to Radon (BEIR VI).
Publisher National Academy Press,
Year Published 1994
Report Number X820576-01-0
OCLC Number 30565493
ISBN 0309050871; 9780309050876
Subjects Radon--Health aspects ; Radon--Toxicology ; Radiation carcinogenesis ; Radon--toxicity ; Lung Neoplasms--chemically induced ; Risk Assessment ; Radioisotopes in the body--Health aspects ; Health risk assessment ; Alpha rays--Health aspects
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National Academies Press
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAM  RA1247.R33H43 1994 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 07/14/2006
EJEM  RC95.A42H44 1994 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 06/24/1994
ESAM  RA1247.R33H43 1994 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 10/11/1996
Collation xvii, 94 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
"B-453"--Title page verso. Includes bibliographical references (pages 75-91).
Contents Notes
Radiation biology and carcinogenesis -- Range and track structure of [alpha] particles emitted by radon progeny -- Radiation biology of [alpha]-particle irradiation -- Cell lethality -- Mutation in cultured cells -- Oncogenic transformation in vitro -- Comparison of effects in vivo and in vitro -- Carcinogenesis in laboratory animals -- RBE versus LET -- Dose-rate effects and implications for risk estimates -- Mechanisms of carcinogenesis -- Markers of exposure -- Exposure-dose relations -- Status of studies -- Epidemiologic investigations -- Studies of miners -- Cohorts of miners -- Lung cancer in pooled analysis of 11 cohorts -- Assessment of uncertainty in lifetime risk estimates -- Nonrespiratory cancers -- Nonmalignant respiratory diseases -- Studies of lung cancer in the general environment -- Case-control studies -- Status -- Problems and limitations -- Ecologic studies -- Status -- Problems and limitations -- Radon-induced cancers other than lung cancer -- Studies of miners -- Studies of lung cancer in the general environment.