||Estimating the risk of lung cancer from inhalation of radon daughters indoors : review and evaluation /
Borak, Thomas B. ;
Johnson, J. A.
||Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins. Dept. of Radiology and Radiation Biology.;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Nuclear Radiation Assessment Division, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory,
Radiation--Physiological effect. ;
Environmental risk assessment. ;
Air pollution ;
Respiratory diseases ;
Indoor air pollution ;
Toxic substances ;
Lung cancer ;
Health hazards ;
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||131 pages : 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." "Cooperative agreement no. CR813606." "Project officer, Stuart C. Black." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.