Estimating the burden of lung cancer and the efficiency of home radon mitigation systems in some Canadian provinces

Estimating the burden of lung cancer and the efficiency of home radon mitigation systems in some... Lung cancer (LC) is the leading cause of death of cancer in Canada in both men and women, and indoor radon is the second leading cause of LC after tobacco smoking. The Population Attributable Risk (PAR) is used to assess radon exposure risk. In this work we estimate the burden of LC in some Canadian provinces. We use the PAR to identify the radon levels responsible for most LC cases. Finally, we use the PAR function of the two variables, radon action and target levels, to search for a possible optimal mitigation program. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Science of the Total Environment Elsevier

Estimating the burden of lung cancer and the efficiency of home radon mitigation systems in some Canadian provinces

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2018 Elsevier B.V.
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0048-9697
eISSN
1879-1026
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.01.028
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Abstract

Lung cancer (LC) is the leading cause of death of cancer in Canada in both men and women, and indoor radon is the second leading cause of LC after tobacco smoking. The Population Attributable Risk (PAR) is used to assess radon exposure risk. In this work we estimate the burden of LC in some Canadian provinces. We use the PAR to identify the radon levels responsible for most LC cases. Finally, we use the PAR function of the two variables, radon action and target levels, to search for a possible optimal mitigation program.

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Science of the Total EnvironmentElsevier

Published: Jun 1, 2018

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