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Radon Research is a resource featuring scientific papers and presentations on radon-related research.

Winnipeg Radon Testing: Comparison of Test Durations, Effects of House Characteristics, and Efficacy of Floor-Drain Seals

Winnipeg Radon Testing: Comparison of Test Durations, Effects of House Characteristics, and Efficacy of Floor-Drain Seals

Authors: Warkentin, Pamela E.M., Johnson, Harry M.

Health Physics

View the abstract here: http://journals.lww.com/health-physics/Abstract/2015/04000/Winnipeg_Radon_Testing___Comparison_of_Test.4.aspx

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Lung cancer risk from radon exposure in dwellings in Sweden: how many cases can be prevented if radon levels are lowered?

Lung cancer risk from radon exposure in dwellings in Sweden: how many cases can be prevented if radon levels are lowered?

Authors: Gösta Axelsson, Eva M. Andersson, and Lars Barregard

Cancer Causes & Control

View the abstract here: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10552-015-0531-6

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Prince George: Community-Wide Radon Testing Study Results

Radon is a colourless, odourless gas that is found in soil, rocks and water. Radon has been identified as the second leading cause of lung cancer in Canada. Health Canada estimates as many as 16 percent of lung cancer deaths can be attributed to radon exposure. Most of the lung cancer risk posed by radon happens in homes.

Many homeowners want to know what the radon level is in their home. In January 2014, the BC Lung Association launched Canada’s largest single community radon testing project in Prince George, BC. This project serves to answer the radon level question for homeowners and tenants, and provide average radon level results for all testing tracked by Postal Code Area (PCA).

The Project offered free radon test kits to 2,000 Prince George homeowners and tenants to test indoor radon levels in their homes. A total of 1,436 test kits, or 71.5 percent of test kits distributed, were returned from across the City.

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Implementation of the New International Standards in Swiss Legislation on Radon Protection in Dwellings

Implementation of the New International Standards in Swiss Legislation on Radon Protection in Dwellings

Authors: Palacios Gruson, M., Barazza F. and Murith, Ryf, S.

Radiation Protection Dosimetry

View the abstract here:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25342610

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Lung Cancer in Never-Smokers: Radon Exposure and Environmental Tobacco Smoke

Lung Cancer in Never-Smokers: Radon Exposure and Environmental Tobacco Smoke

Author: Boris B.M. Melloni

European Respiratory Journal, Volume 44, Issue 4, 850-852

View the full article here:http://erj.ersjournals.com/content/44/4/850.long

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Hierarchical Modeling of Indoor Radon Concentration: How Much do Geology and Building Factors Matter?

Hierarchical Modeling of Indoor Radon Concentration: How Much do Geology and Building Factors Matter?

Authors: Borgoni, R., De Francesco, D., De Bartolo, D. and Tzavidis, N.

Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, Volume 138, 227-237

View the abstract here:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25261869

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Occupational Radon Exposure and Lung Cancer Mortality: Estimating Intervention Effects Radon Testing in Schools in New York State: a 20-year Summary

Occupational Radon Exposure and Lung Cancer Mortality: Estimating Intervention Effects Radon Testing in Schools in New York State: a 20-year Summary

Authors: Michael Kitto

Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, Volume 137, 213 - 216

View the abstract here:http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0265931X14002252

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For nearly 20 years the Department of Health has conducted programs to assist in the measurement
and reduction of indoor radon concentrations in 186 schools located primarily in Zone 1 areas of
New York State. Although many schools had few or no rooms containing radon above 148 Bq/m3,
some rooms had >740 Bq/m3 and remediation techniques were utilized to reduce exposure. Short-termradon measurements in the schools showed little correlation to basement and first-floor radon
results from single-family homes in the towns.

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Radon and Lung Cancer: Assessing and Mitigating the Risk

Radon and lung cancer: Assessing and mitigating the risk

Authors: Humberto Choi and Peter Mazzone

Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, 2014 September 8

View the full study here:http://www.ccjm.org/content/81/9/567.long

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Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas. Its progenies emit alpha particles capable of causing tissue damage. Radon exposure is estimated to be the second most common cause of lung cancer in the United States. Management of patients with a history of radon exposure should involve a lung cancer specialist.

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Occupational Radon Exposure and Lung Cancer Mortality: Estimating Intervention Effects Using the Parametric g-Formula

Occupational Radon Exposure and Lung Cancer Mortality: Estimating Intervention Effects Using the Parametric g-Formula

Authors: JK Edwards, LJ McGrath, JP Buckley, MK Schubauer-Berigan, SR Cole, and DB Richardson

Epidemiology, 2014 September 4

View the abstract here:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25192403

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BACKGROUND:Traditional regression analysis techniques used to estimate associations between occupational radon exposure and lung cancer focus on estimating the effect of cumulative radon exposure on lung cancer. In contrast, public health interventions are typically based on regulating radon concentration rather than workers' cumulative exposure. Estimating the effect of cumulative occupational exposure on lung cancer may be difficult in situations vulnerable to the healthy worker survivor bias.

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Rain-induced increase in background radiation detected by Radiation Portal Monitors

Rain-induced increase in background radiation detected by Radiation Portal Monitors

Authors: RJ Livesay, CS Blessinger, TF Guzzardo, and PA Hausladen

Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 2014 July 21

View the abstract here:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25062116

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