Recent observations have suggested that radon in the ambient air may cause cancers at sites other than the lung, but the evidence is indirect.
We have studied site-specific cancer mortality in 4320 uranium miners in West Bohemia who have been followed-up for an average of 25 years, and in whom a four-fold radon-related excess of lung cancer has already been established.
For all cancers other than lung cancer the number of deaths observed was slightly greater than that expected from national rates, but the increase was not significant statistically (ratio of observed to expected deaths [O/E]=1-11, 95% confidence interval [Cl]=0.98-1.24) and mortality did not increase with duration of employment underground or with cumulative exposure to radon.
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil digestif pathologie, Médecine travail, Exposition professionnelle, Tumeur maligne, Exploration, Facteur risque, Homme, Radon, Tchécoslovaquie, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Digestive diseases, Occupational medicine, Occupational exposure, Malignant tumor, Exploration, Risk factor, Human, Radon, Czechoslovakia, Europe
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