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Risk of lung cancer associated with residential radon exposure in south-west England: a case-control study.

Abstract:

Studies of underground miners occupationally exposed to radon have consistently demonstrated an increased risk of lung cancer in both smokers and non-smokers. Radon exposure also occurs elsewhere, especially in houses, and estimates based on the findings for miners suggest that residential radon is responsible for about one in 20 lung cancers in the UK, most being caused in combination with smoking. These calculations depend, however, on several assumptions and more direct evidence on the mag...

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10.1038/bjc.1998.506

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Journal:
British journal of cancer
Volume:
78
Issue:
3
Pages:
394-408
Publication date:
1998-08-05
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EISSN:
1532-1827
ISSN:
0007-0920
URN:
uuid:a3b3f37d-1fa2-413f-af3f-58e377f295e1
Source identifiers:
66537
Local pid:
pubs:66537

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