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Title: The importance of recent results from epidemiology

The importance of recent results from epidemiology The underground miner radon epidemiology reported in the past 15 years has led to modeling of the lung cancer risk from [sup 222]Rn exposure, quantitating the risk in present day mines, extrapolating the risk to environmental [sup 222]Rn exposure, and relating effects of low and high LET radiation. Many countries have occupational guidelines that now better conform to the actual risks experienced in mining and some have governmental guidelines regarding environmental exposure which, when fully implemented, can impose substantial benefit but also substantial cost to society. For this reason it important to follow the health of underground mining populations to better understand the risk that has been deduced, inferred or calculated. The purpose of this report is to describe the most recent results and advances. In this examination a biological basis for a new model for [sup 222]Rn decay product risk is developed.
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OSTI Identifier:7368749
Report Number(s):CONF-920539-1
ON: DE93014031; CNN: ES00260; CA13343
DOE Contract Number:FG02-87ER60547; AC02-80EV10374; FG02-88ER60656
Resource Type:Conference
Resource Relation:Conference: Meeting on radiation safety in uranium mining, Saskatoon (Canada), 25-29 May 1992
Research Org:New York Univ., NY (United States). School of Medicine
Sponsoring Org:DOE; DOHHS; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States); Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; MINERS; HEALTH HAZARDS; NEOPLASMS; EPIDEMIOLOGY; COLORADO; LUNGS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; RADON; RISK ASSESSMENT; TOBACCO SMOKES; AEROSOLS; ANIMALS; BODY; COLLOIDS; DEVELOPED COUNTRIES; DISEASES; DISPERSIONS; ELEMENTS; FLUIDS; GASES; HAZARDS; MAMMALS; MAN; NONMETALS; NORTH AMERICA; ORGANS; PERSONNEL; PRIMATES; RARE GASES; RESIDUES; RESPIRATORY SYSTEM; SMOKES; SOLS; USA; VERTEBRATES 560161* -- Radionuclide Effects, Kinetics, & Toxicology-- Man; 054000 -- Nuclear Fuels-- Health & Safety