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Radon and health

Cameron Bowie

Radon and health

by Cameron Bowie

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Published by Somerset Health Authority .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statement(Cameron Bowie and Stanley H. U. Bowie).
ContributionsBowie, S. H. U. 1917-
The Physical Object
Pagination23p.
Number of Pages23
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15210389M
ISBN 101873582005
OCLC/WorldCa26314888

  Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas. It comes from the natural decay of uranium or thorium found in nearly all soils. It typically moves up through the ground and into the home through cracks in floors, walls and foundations. It can also be . Get this from a library! WHO handbook on indoor radon: a public health perspective. [Hajo Zeeb; Ferid Shannoun; World Health Organization.;] -- This handbook focuses on residential radon exposure from a public health point of view and provides detailed recommendations on reducing health risks from radon and sound policy options for.

Radon (/ ˈ r eɪ d ɒ n /) is a radioactive, colorless, odorless, tasteless noble gas, occurring naturally as the decay product of is one of the densest substances that remains a gas under normal conditions, and is considered to be a health hazard due to its radioactivity.   Editors’ Note: The following blog post originally appeared on . I thought I knew everything there was to know about the effects of radon on health, having written a long chapter on radon in my book Hyping Health Risks (). But until I came across a lively graphic essay a few days ago, I had no idea that, for over half a century, people suffering from a wide array of ailments.

  Health Effects of Radon Good evidence supporting radon causes increased risk of lung cancer • Evidence from animal studies, occupational mining studies, residential case-control studies. Health Effects 1 in 15 homes ( million homes) in US above action level of 4 pCi/L.   Radon health risks. It is the number one cause of lung cancer for non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer in smokers. Your risk for lung cancer increases with higher levels of radon and longer periods of exposure. If you smoke, the combined risk of smoking and radon exposure is higher. Reducing smoking and radon exposure greatly.


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Health effects of radon - WHO Handbook on Indoor Radon - NCBI Bookshelf. This chapter discusses current knowledge on health risks from radon, including both lung cancer and other potential health effects.

It also gives estimates of radon concentrations in various countries and summarizes recent estimates of the burden of radon-induced lung cancer. Radon is the largest natural source of human exposure to ionizing radiation. The handbook book focuses on residential radon exposure from a public health point of view and provides detailed recommendations on reducing health risks from radon and sound policy options for preventing and mitigating radon exposure.

The material in the handbook reflects the epidemiological evidence that indoor radon exposure is responsible for a substantial number of lung cancers in the. Handbook of Radon: Properties, Applications and Health (Environmental Health - Physical, Chemical and Biological Factors): Medicine & Health Science Books.

WHO Handbook on Indoor Radon: A Public Health Perspective: Medicine & Health Science Books @ ce: $ The WHO handbook on indoor radon is a key product of the WHO International Radon Project.

This handbook book focuses on residential radon exposure from a public health point of view and provides detailed recommendations on reducing health risks from radon and sound policy options Radon and health book preventing and mitigating radon exposure.

INTRODUCTION. The primary purpose of this chapter is to provide public health officials, physicians, toxicologists, and other interested individuals and groups with an overall perspective on the toxicology of radon. It contains descriptions and evaluations of toxicological studies and epidemiological investigations and provides conclusions, where possible, on the relevance of toxicity and toxicokineticdata to public health.

Written for Native Americans, this page booklet discusses radon's place in the world, the basics on testing, and how homes can be fixed to reduce radon levels. Native Americans should contact their Tribal health department or state radon program office for more.

The report confirms that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. and that it is a serious public health problem. The study fully supports EPA estimates that radon causes ab lung cancer deaths per year.

The ISBN number for the book is ; National Academy Press, pages, Radon is a cancer-causing natural radioactive gas that you can't see, smell, or taste. If present in your home, it may pose a danger to you and your family's health.

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, and claims ab lives each year. Radon gas leaves the soil and becomes part of the air and water. It can be in the air around you, but it’s usually in very small amounts that aren't harmful.

Large amounts of radon cause health. The US Surgeon General, National Radon Defense, Health Canada, and the EPA recommends every home test for radon.

Bless This Home book, by Curtis Drew Founder and President of National Radon Defense, is available for purchase on   Volcanic activity can cause hazardous effects to the environment and the health of the exposed persons such as an increased risk for the development of several cancers.

In geothermal areas, volcanic gases such as radon are continuously vented from the main crater, from fumarolic fields or diffused through soil. The continued long-term exposure to radon can enhance the risk of lung cancer.

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HEALTH EFFECTS OF RADON 3 Lung cancer risks in radon-exposed miners 4 Lung cancer risks in the general population from indoor radon 7 Radon and diseases other than lung cancer 14 Burden of lung cancer caused by indoor radon 14 2. RADON MEASUREMENTS 21 Measurement devices 23 Measurement protocols   Radon is a health risk, as it is not detectable and does not cause noticeable symptoms until its transformation into lung cancer.

In this article, we will examine what radon poisoning is, its. Radon is a naturally occurring gas that can have a big impact on indoor air quality and your health.

You can't see or smell radon, and it can build up inside homes, buildings and schools to dangerous levels. Exposure to high levels of radon can cause lung cancer. Learn about radon, how it affects lung health and what you can do about it.

I thought I knew everything there was to know about the effects of radon on health, having written a long chapter on radon in my book Hyping Health Risks (). Radon Health Effects Lung Cancer. Radon is one of the leading causes of lung cancer, along with smoking and secondhand ’s blamed for up 14 percent of lung cancer cases exposure is responsible for ab lung cancer deaths every year, and about 2, of those deaths occur among people who have never smoked.

What do we know about the health effects of radon?: How are people exposed to radon?; Health effects; Regulations and guidelines Radon levels in Canada: Environmental radon levels close to and far from uranium mines/mills; Radon levels in underground uranium mines;   Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas.

It’s produced when uranium, thorium, and radium break down in soil, rock, and water. It’s then released into the air. Behavioral Health; LGBT; Pregnant Women; Youth; Quick Facts by Topic; Radon. Freedom from Radon Exposure and Smoking in the Home (FRESH) Provider Education; Policymaker Education; Radon Data by County; Radon Activity Book; Public Presentations; Radon CE; Quick Facts About Radon; Quick Facts by Topic; Give Now.CDC’s Radon Communication Toolkit, which is also featured on the new radon web page is designed for environmental and public health professionals to use to increase awareness and understanding of radon, its health effects, and the importance of testing for radon among the communities they serve.

The toolkit contains customizable fact sheets.A book that answers homeowners’ typical questions and walks them through the process of reducing the nation’s number one indoor health hazard, RADON.

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