Inhaled radon has been shown to cause lung cancer among underground miners exposed to very high radon concentrations, but the results regarding the effects of residential radon have been conflicting.
Our aim was to assess the effect of indoor radon exposure on the risk of lung cancer.
To investigate this effect, a nested case-control study was conducted in Finland.
The subjects of the study were the 1973 lung cancer case patients (excluding patients with cancers of the pleura) diagnosed from January 1,1986, until March 31,1992, within a cohort of Finns residing in the same one-family house from January 1,1967, or earlier, until the end of 1985 and 2885 control subjects identified from the same cohort and matched by age and sex.
In September 1992, a letter was sent to all study subjects or proxy respondents explaining the purpose and methods of the study.
After giving informed consent, the study participants were asked to fill out a questionnaire on smoking habits, occupational exposures, and other determinants of lung cancer risk and radon exposure.
The odds ratio (OR) of lung cancer was estimated from matched and unmatched logistic regression analyses relative to indoor radon concentration assessed by use of a 12-month measurement with a passive alpha track detector. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Bronchopulmonaire, Facteur risque, Epidémiologie, Exposition, Radon, Radioisotope, Radioactivité naturelle, Logement habitation, Finlande, Europe, Homme, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Poumon pathologie, Bronche pathologie, Etude cas témoin
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Bronchopulmonary, Risk factor, Epidemiology, Exposure, Radon, Radioisotope, Natural radioactivity, Housing, Finland, Europe, Human, Respiratory disease, Lung disease, Bronchus disease, Case control study
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Cote : 96-0449744
Code Inist : 002B11A. Création : 10/04/1997.