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  1. Fulltext. Residential radon exposure and risk of lung cancer in Missouri.

    Article - En anglais

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    Objectives

    This study investigated residential radon exposure and lung cancer risk, using both standard radon dosimetry and a new radon monitoring technology that, evidence suggests, is a better measure of cumulative radon exposure.

    Methods

    Missouri women (aged 30 to 84 years) newly diagnosed with primary lung cancer during the period January 1,1993, to January 31,1994, were invited to participate in this population-based case-control study.

    Both indoor air radon detectors and CR-39 alpha-particle detectors (surface monitors) were used.

    Results

    When surface monitors were used, a significant trend in lung cancer odds ratios was observed for 20-year time-weighted-average radon concentrations.

    Conclusions

    When surface monitors were used, but not when standard radon dosimetry was issed, a significant lung manicee risk was found for radon concentrations at arid above the action lovel fot mitigation of hodses currently used in the United Stares (14 Bqm-3).

    The risk was below the action level used in Canada (750 Bqm-3) and many Euro pean countenas (200-400 Bqm-3).

    Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Bronchopulmonaire, Homme, Femelle, Etude cas témoin, Facteur risque, Exposition, A domicile, Pollution air, Radon, Dosimétrie, Monitorage, Surface, Relation dose réponse, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Poumon pathologie, Bronche pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Bronchopulmonary, Human, Female, Case control study, Risk factor, Exposure, At home, Air pollution, Radon, Dosimetry, Monitoring, Surface, Dose activity relation, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Respiratory disease, Lung disease, Bronchus disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0392864

    Code Inist : 002B11A. Création : 22/03/2000.