The BEIR IV report gives graphs and tables that are used to estimate the risks due to radon (222Rn) and its decay products.
The BEIR IV hypothesis predicts that the lifetime risks will depend upon the « normal » incidence of fatal lung cancers for nonsmokers and smokers and the life expectancies of both groups.
This paper examines the influence of recent information on these health risks.
The factors considered are a) the life tables for both sexes and for those who never smoked, formerly smoked, are currently light smokers, or are currently heavy smokers, and b) the age-dependent fatal lung cancer rates for the same groups of people.
In general, the calculations indicate that people who have never smoked would have the some risks as those listed in the BEIR IV report as nonsmokers.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Radon, Correction, Fumeur, Poumon, Tabac, Analyse risque, Méthode mesure
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Radon, Corrections, Smoker, Lung, Tobacco, Risk analysis, Measurement method
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0448753
Code Inist : 002A08F01. Création : 199406.