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Main Title Relationship between Indoor Radon and Lung Cancer: A Study of Feasibility of an Epidemiological Study.
Author Rasmussen, S. ; Neuberg, D. ; DuMouchel, W. ; Kleitman, D. ; Chernoff, H. ;
CORP Author Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Year Published 1981
Report Number MIT/TR/EPA-1; EPA-68-01-6216;
Stock Number PB84-192673
Additional Subjects Radon ; Pulmonary neoplasms ; Residential buildings ; Surveys ; Epidemiology ; Exposure ; Estimates ; Mathematical models ; Maine ; Indoor air pollution ; Cigarette smoking ; Probability
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-192673 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 62p
This report describes a study to assess the feasibility of an epidemiologic investigation of the relationship between residential radon exposure and lung cancer. Field measurements of residential radon levels in the State of Maine are described. Using these radon measurements and BEIR, 1980 risk assessments, it is estimated that at most 10% of lung cancers in Maine can be considered attributable to residential radon exposure. Calculations are made of sample sizes necessary for a case-control study of radon and lung cancer, for several levels of radon and smoking health effects. The effects of misclassification of exposure variables on the probability of detecting a radon health effect are discussed. A comparison is made of three different mathematical models which could be used for sample size estimation. Dollar cost estimates are given for conducting an epidemiologic case-control study of the relationship between residential radon exposure and lung cancer.