A case-control study of lung cancer in relation to exposure to radon in homes in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, was conducted during 1983-1990.
In total, 738 individuals with histologically confirmed incident cases of lung cancer were interviewed, along with 738 controls matched on age (±5 years) and sex.
Radon dosimeters were placed in all residences in which the study subjects had reported living within the Winnipeg metropolitan area for at least 1 year.
Radon dosimetry was done by means of integrated alpha-track measurements over a 1-year period.
In the homes monitored, the average level of radon-222 was about 120 becquerels (Bq)/m3 in the bedroom area and 200 Bq/m3 in the basement.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Bronchopulmonaire, Epidémiologie, Radon, Pollution intérieur, Logement habitation, Homme, Manitoba, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Poumon pathologie, Appareil respiratoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Bronchopulmonary, Epidemiology, Radon, Indoor pollution, Housing, Human, Manitoba, Canada, North America, America, Lung disease, Respiratory disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0657368
Code Inist : 002B11A. Création : 09/06/1995.