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Radon

Environmental Health

  1. Michael E. Ginevan,
  2. Deborah K. Watkins

Published Online: 15 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339.var004.pub2

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How to Cite

Ginevan, M. E. and Watkins, D. K. 2013. Radon . Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 5.

Author Information

  1. M.E. Ginevan & Associates, Sliver Spring, MD, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2013

Abstract

This article discusses radon, the second leading cause of lung cancer after cigarette smoking. Statistical issues discussed include estimation of the form of the dose-response function relating lung cancer risk to radon exposure, the radiation dose that one might receive from a given level of radon exposure, and appropriate strategies for reduction of radon related risk.

Keywords:

  • carcinogenesis;
  • radiation;
  • environmental;
  • inhalation toxicology;
  • risk assessment;
  • management and uncertainties