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Indoor radon and lung cancer, reality or myth?

twenty-ninth Hanford Symposium on Health and the Environment, October 15-19, 1990

by Hanford Symposium on Health and the Environment (29th 1990 Richland, Wash.)

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Published by Battelle Press in Columbus, Ohio .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Lungs -- Cancer -- Epidemiology -- Congresses,
  • Radon -- Carcinogenicity -- Congresses

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Fredrick T. Cross.
    ContributionsCross, Fredrick T., 1935-, United States. Dept. of Energy., Pacific Northwest Laboratory.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC280.L8 H34 1990
    The Physical Object
    Pagination2 v. (xv, 1149 p.) :
    Number of Pages1149
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1732980M
    ISBN 100935470697
    LC Control Number92037686

      The radon level in the air outside is not high enough to cause lung cancer. But air trapped inside by the walls of a house could contain higher and dangerous levels. If you breathe lots of radon into your lungs, it can cause lung cancer. Studies show that 1 in 15 homes may have high enough levels to cause lung cancer. Indoor radon exposure and lung cancer. To investigate correlations between indoor radon exposure and lung cancer in Korea, we drew and compared graphs of indoor radon concentration data for homes across the country, as reported by the NIER, and lung cancer incidence data for – We only used data for women, who are believed to be Cited by:

      Iowa Cancer Consortium member Gail Orcutt talks about surviving radon-induced lung cancer, the risk Iowans are at from elevated indoor radon levels, and the simple way to reduce that risk. Keywords: radon; radon; indoor exposure; lung cancer risk 1. Introduction Radon is a radioactive gas produced by the decay of natural uranium in rocks and soils throughout the Earth’s crust. A certain fraction of the radon escapes into the air. Outdoors, radon is quickly diluted by atmospheric mixing and is of no further concern.

    My surgeon said that the cancer either came from smoking, asbestos, chemicals, or radon. Since the first two are not possible, most likely it is radon-induced lung cancer. Our indoor radon measured at pCi/L, so our “family” at North Hills Church enabled us to get the house mitigated. The level is now pCi/L. Now, according to the EPA, the WHO, and many other big public health organizations, radon is second only to cigarette smoking as a leading cause .


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Department of Energy.; Pacific Northwest Laboratory.;]. Indoor Radon and Lung Cancer: Reality or Myth?: Twenty-Ninth Hanford Symposium on Health and the Environment.

TWO VOLUME SET [Cross, Fredrick T.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Indoor Radon and Lung Cancer: Reality or Myth?: Twenty-Ninth Hanford Symposium on Health and the Environment. TWO VOLUME SETFormat: Paperback. Radon is a radioactive gas released from the normal decay of the elements uranium, thorium, and radium in rocks and soil.

It is an invisible, odorless, tasteless gas that seeps up through the ground and diffuses into the air. In a few areas, depending on local geology, radon dissolves into ground water and can be released into the air when the water is used.

Indoor Radon and Lung Cancer: Indoor radon and lung cancer or Myth. by A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name.

The spine remains undamaged. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. Little publicity, however, has been given to the studies that actually measured home radon levels and examined the lung cancer incidence of the residents.

And that should change. Jerry M. Cuttler, a radiation expert and advisor to the American Council on Science and Health, has co-authored a paper entitled "Threshold for Radon-Induced Lung. Experts most often measure radon by the amount that's in the air. The higher the Indoor radon and lung cancer, and the longer you're in contact with it, the greater your risk of lung cancer.

To put the risks of radon in. Lung cancer deaths attributable to indoor radon exposure per country. Tables 1 and and2 2 show the estimated percentages and numbers of lung cancer deaths attributable to indoor radon exposure in American, European, and Asian countries [1, 2, 14–21].The percent AR of lung cancer deaths due to radon exposure is estimated to be lie between 3 % (United Cited by: In reality, the vast majority of well designed studies do not support policy or positions that exposures to indoor radon pose a significant threat to health, and indeed, the majority of those studies indicate that, at concentrations typically seen in homes, as the level of radon increases, the risk of lung cancer goes down, not up.

Radon is ubiquitous in indoor environments. Epidemiologic studies of underground miners with exposure to radon and experimental evidence have established that radon causes lung cancer.

The finding that this naturally occurring carcinogen is present in the air of homes and other buildings has raised concern about the lung cancer risk to the Cited by: 8.

In reality, the vast majority of well designed studies do not support policy or positions that exposures to indoor radon pose a significant threat to health, and indeed, the majority of those studies indicate that, at concentrations typically seen in homes, as the level of radon increases, the risk of lung cancer goes down, not up.

Regarding lung cancer, the evidence on the interaction of radon and its decay products with cigarette smoking does not lead to a simple conclusion. The data from the largest study are consistent with a multiplicative or sub-multiplicative model.

MYTH: Scientists aren't sure radon really is a problem. FACT: Although some scientists dispute the precise number of deaths due to radon, all major health organizations (like the Centers for Disease Control, the American Lung Association, and the American Medical Association) agree with estimates that radon causes thousands of preventable lung cancer deaths every year.

Eleven comprehensive studies of underground miners exposed to radioactive radon gas and its alpha-particle emitting decay products all found that exposure increases the risk of dying of lung cancer [reviewed in (1)].As a consequence, when it was found that radon could accumulate in houses, albeit at concentrations usually much lower than in mines, there was Cited by: As I mentioned, the paper is essentially a “book-report” that looked at 13 European studies on residential radon exposure and cancer risk; NONE of which, according to the authors, supported a link between radon exposure in homes and lung cancer.

So it is interesting that the submitting critic selected this particular paper thinking it. The public was saddened when the wife of Superman, Dana Reeve died of lung cancer at the young age of Statistically, radon would be the most likely cause.

While secondhand smoke was broadcast in the news as a possible culprit, secondhand smoke causes around 7, lung cancer deaths per year. Radon is responsible for roug cancer. This is an abnormal growth of lung tissue cells. It can affect one or both of your lungs.

In the United States, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in men and women. Search. Library. Log in. Sign up. Watch fullscreen. 7 months ago | 11 views. Lung Cancer. Health and Medicine. Follow. The exclusion of one study at a time, to test if it leads to considerable changes in the fitted model, showed that the pooled estimate of indoor radon exposure and lung cancer risk did not vary substantially.

With the exclusion of each study, P values for the test statistics were always Cited by: 6. Living in an area with a high level of radon gas increases the risk of a lung cancer diagnosis, new research has found.

Exposure to the naturally occurring gas is thought to be the second most Author: Elaine Edwards. Prolonged exposure to any level of radon in indoor air is generally thought to be hazardous to human health and to give rise to lung cancer.

On the other hand, low or moderate levels of radon in indoor air may, according to the radiation hormesis hypothesis, be beneficial to human health and even inhibit the growth of cancerous cells.

An attempt is made here to test Cited by: 4. Radon may be second only to smoking as a cause of lung cancer. The combination of smoking and radon exposure results in an especially serious health risk. The risk of lung cancer due to indoor radon exposure can be decreased with current technology.

This monograph is. Radon has recently become recognized as a potentially important cause of lung cancer in the general population.

This chemically inert gas, which has been linked causally to Cited by: Most of new lung-cancer cases lung-cancer deaths annually are caused by smoking, but radon is the next biggest cause of the biggest cancer killer of both men and women in Canada.Radon and your healthRadon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in Canada.

Radon exposure is estimated to be the cause of 16% of lung cancers. Radon decays quickly, giving off tiny radioactive particles. When inhaled, these radioactive particles can damage the cells that line the lung.

Long-term exposure to radon can lead to lung you live in a building with .