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Document ID (ISN)56539
CIS number 91-1626
Year 1990
Convention or series no. ATSDR/TP-90/23
Agency for Toxic Substances and Diseases Registry (ATSDR)
Title Toxicological profile for radon
Bibliographic information 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.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) USA; radon; health hazards; toxicology; toxicity evaluation; radon daughters
Descriptors (secondary) 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
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Inorganic substances