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Main Title EPA assessment of risks from radon in homes.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Radiation and Indoor Air.
Publisher Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 2004
Report Number EPA 402-R-03-003
Stock Number PB2005-100372
OCLC Number 65169425
Subjects Radon--Toxicology ; Radon--Environmental aspects--United States ; Radon--United States--Safety measures ; Indoor air pollution--Health aspects--United States ; Housing and health--United States ; Radon--Safety measures ; Radon--Safety measures--United States
Additional Subjects Radon ; Residential buildings ; Risk assessment ; Homes ; Environmental exposure ; Health hazards ;
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 402-R-03-003 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/24/2015
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 402-R-03-003 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 402-R-03-003 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/22/2006
NTIS  PB2005-100372 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Edition [Rev. Feb. 2004].
Collation ix, 88 pages : illustrations, charts ; 28 cm
Radon has been classified as a known human carcinogen and has been recognized as a significant health problem by groups such as the Centers for Disease Control, the American Lung Association, the American Medical Association, and the American Public Health Association. As such, risks from in-home radon exposure have been a major concern for the EPA. In 1992, EPA published its Technical Support Document for the 1992 Citizens Guide to Radon, which included a description of its methodology for estimating lung cancer risks in the U.S. associated with exposure to radon in homes. That methodology was primarily based on reports published by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). In one of those reports, known as BEIR IV (NAS 1988), a model was derived for estimating the risks from inhaled radon progeny, based on an analysis of epidemiologic results on 4 cohorts of occupationally exposed underground miners. In 1994, the EPA sponsored another study, BEIR VI, to incorporate additional information that had become available from miner cohort and residential studies. In early 1999, the NAS published its BEIR VI report (NAS 1999), which presented new risk models based on information from 11 miner cohorts. A major conclusion of the BEIR VI report was that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. In light of findings and recommendations in BEIR VI, this report presents a revised risk assessment by EPAs Office of Radiation and Indoor Air (ORIA) for exposure to radon in homes.
"EPA 402-R-03-003"--Cover. "EPA"--Cover. "June 2003*" "*with minor corrections as of February, 2004." Includes bibliographical references (pages 83-88).