Indoor radon: A natural risk
Indoor radon: A natural risk Radon decay products have produced excess lung cancer mortality in several groups of underground miners. Radon is the common etiological factor in several types of mines, and the data show a distinct exposure-effect relationship. Indoor radon exposures in some homes and other buildings may exceed those allowed for miners, remediation is desirable in those cases. Extrapolation of miner risk factors predicts that exposures at average indoor concentrations will produce several thousand lung cancer deaths per year. Unlike other readioactivity contamination problems, decisions and costs for remediation are the responsibility of the individual homeowner. 37 refs., 2 tabs.
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