Canadian population risk of radon induced lung cancer: a re-assessment based on the recent cross-Canada radon survey

@inproceedings{Chen2012CanadianPR,
  title={Canadian population risk of radon induced lung cancer: a re-assessment based on the recent cross-Canada radon survey},
  author={Jing Chen and Deborah Moir and Jeff J. Whyte},
  booktitle={Radiation protection dosimetry},
  year={2012}
}
Exposure to indoor radon has been determined to be the second leading cause of lung cancer after tobacco smoking. Canadian population risk of radon induced lung cancer was assessed in 2005 with the radon distribution characteristics determined from a radon survey carried out in the late 1970s in 19 cities. In that survey, a grab sampling method was used to measure radon levels. The observed radon concentration in 14,000 Canadian homes surveyed followed a log-normal distribution with a geometric… CONTINUE READING
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