|Document ID (ISN)||65451|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0273-2300 - Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology
|Convention or series no.
||Victorin K., Valentin J., Wahlberg K.
||Risk comparisons between limit values for ionizing radiation, PAH, and benzene in Sweden
||Dec. 1993, Vol.18, No.3, p.381-391. 16 ref.
||The background of regulatory limit values for carcinogens is discussed and exemplified with the ambient and occupational air pollutants benzene and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (especially benzo[a]pyrene, BaP), ionizing radiation and radon. The estimated cancer risks at different limit values are compared, as is the estimated number of cancer cases annually due to existing pollutant levels. Although the individual lifetime cancer risks are much higher at the occupational limit values for benzene and BaP than what is recommended for the general public, the estimated number of cancer cases annually is lower at existing pollutant levels. The individual cancer risk at the occupational limit for ionizing radiation is comparable to the occupational cancer risk with BaP, but higher than the one for benzene. The estimated number of cancer cases annually due to radiation is low and comparable to the estimated number due to the chemical air pollutants discussed.
||ionizing radiation; threshold limit values; carcinogens; permissible radiation doses; benzo(a)pyrene; cancer; polycyclic hydrocarbons; benzene
||Sweden; radon; atmospheric pollution; epidemiologic study; lung cancer
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Sweden|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Occupational exposure limits