Environmental Radon Exposure and Childhood Leukemia

@article{Tong2012EnvironmentalRE,
  title={Environmental Radon Exposure and Childhood Leukemia},
  author={Jian Tong and Liqiang Qin and Yi Cao and Jianxiang Li and Ji Ku Zhang and Ji-hua Nie and Yan An},
  journal={Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part B},
  year={2012},
  volume={15},
  pages={332 - 347}
}
Despite the fact that animal and human epidemiological studies confirmed a link between radon exposure in homes and increased risk of lung cancer in general population, other types of cancers induced by radon, such as leukemia, have not been consistently demonstrated. The aim of this review was to summarize data published thus far from ecological and case-control studies in exposed populations, taking into account radon dose estimation and evidence of radon-induced genotoxicity, in an effort to… Expand
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