Assessment of the effectiveness of radon screening programs in reducing lung cancer mortality.

@article{Gagnon2008AssessmentOT,
  title={Assessment of the effectiveness of radon screening programs in reducing lung cancer mortality.},
  author={Fabien Gagnon and Mathieu Courchesne and Benoit L{\'e}vesque and Pierre Ayotte and J Leclerc and Jean-Claude Belles-Isles and Claude Pr{\'e}vost and J C Dessau},
  journal={Risk analysis : an official publication of the Society for Risk Analysis},
  year={2008},
  volume={28 5},
  pages={1221-30}
}
The present study was aimed at assessing the health consequences of the presence of radon in Quebec homes and the possible impact of various screening programs on lung cancer mortality. Lung cancer risk due to this radioactive gas was estimated according to the cancer risk model developed by the Sixth Committee on Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiations. Objective data on residential radon exposure, population mobility, and tobacco use in the study population were integrated into a Monte… CONTINUE READING