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Document ID (ISN)77348
CIS number 01-1514
Year 1999
Convention or series no. NTP 533-1999
Author(s) Pascual BenÚs A.
Title Radon and its health effects
Original title El radˇn y sus efectos sobre la salud [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo, Ediciones y Publicaciones, c/Torrelaguna 73, 28027 Madrid, Spain, 1999. 3p. Illus. 4 ref.
Abstract Radon is toxic because of its radioactivity. This substance emits gamma radiation which causes ionization reactions in human cells. This information note describes the effects caused by the inhalation of radon. Contents include: effects of ionizing radiation on health; direct and indirect modes of action of ionizing radiation on cells; radon doses to which the public is exposed; mode of action of radon; summary of toxicological and epidemiological studies.
Descriptors (primary) ionizing radiation; Spain; carcinogenic effects; health hazards; radon
Descriptors (secondary) energy absorption; inhalation; data sheet; radioactive substances; lung cancer
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Radon
Inorganic substances
Ionizing radiation