|Document ID (ISN)||56539|
|Convention or series no.
Agency for Toxic Substances and Diseases Registry (ATSDR)
||Toxicological profile for radon
||U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA, Dec. 1990. xi, 160p. Illus. ca. 270 ref.
||Several epidemiological studies of long-term exposure to radon have reported significant increases in early mortality due to cancer and noncancer diseases. Lung cancer, respiratory diseases, kidney disease and genotoxic effects have been reported among uranium miners following long-term exposure to radon and radon daughters. An increased lung cancer mortality rate has also been reported among nonuranium hard rock miners exposed to radon in groundwater. Glossary.
||USA; radon; health hazards; toxicology; toxicity evaluation; radon daughters
||toxic effects; literature survey; radiation cancer; respiratory diseases; lung cancer; radioactive substances; criteria document; exposure evaluation; genetic effects; carcinogenic effects; uranium mining; glossary; limitation of exposure
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Genetic factors in reaction to exposures