|Document ID (ISN)||100511|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1219-1221 - Central European Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||How much protection against radon do we need?
||2001, Vol.7, No.3-4, p.168-177. Illus. 19 ref.
||It has been long established that exposure to radon contributed to lung cancer risk among miners in the past. However, based on recent epidemiological data that the author considers controversial, regulators currently favour linear extrapolation from the very high exposures encountered in mining to low residential radon exposures. Direct and indirect evidence are reviewed and it is argued that this approach may be misleading due to various perturbing factors, in particular the retrospective determination of smoking habits.
||radon; permissible radiation doses; lung cancer; epidemiology
||literature survey; smoking; mining industry; confounding factors; exposure evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
|Broad subject area(s)
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Occupational exposure limits