Radon and lung cancer: case-control studies versus ecologic studies

Friedmann, H. (1999) Radon and lung cancer: case-control studies versus ecologic studies. Il nuovo cimento C, 22 C (3-4). pp. 335-340. ISSN 1826-9885

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Problems in epidemiological studies in connection with the determination of radon-caused lung cancer are discussed. Biasing and confounding effects have led to very divergent results in epidemiological studies and there is still doubt on the carcinogenic effect of radon progenies in the concentration range of usual indoor air (say below several hundred Bq/m3). Nevertheless, epidemiological investigations seem to be the key tool to decide this question. Main advantages and disadvantages of case-control and ecologic studies are discussed and an overall uncertainty estimation is given for both types of investigations.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Paper presented at the “Fourth International Conference on Rare Gas Geochemistry”, Rome, October 8-10, 1997.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Effects of radiation and external fields on biomolecules, cells and higher organisms; ionizing radiations (ultraviolet, X-rays, ions, g-rays, electrons, positrons, neutrons, and mesons, etc.); environmental studies; other topics in biological and medical physics (restricted to new topics); conference proceedings
Subjects: 300 Scienze sociali > 360 Problemi e servizi sociali; associazioni > 363 Altri problemi e servizi sociali > 363.7 Problemi ambientali (classificare qui la tutela ambientale; l’effetto dei rifiuti, dell’inquinamento, delle iniziative per controllarli) > 363.73 Inquinamento
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2019 07:11
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 07:11
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/13289

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