Increased risk for small cell lung cancer following residential exposure to low-dose radon: a pilot study.

@article{Biberman1993IncreasedRF,
  title={Increased risk for small cell lung cancer following residential exposure to low-dose radon: a pilot study.},
  author={R Biberman and Ayala Lusky and Tuvia Schlesinger and M Margaloit and Esther Neeman and Baruch Modan},
  journal={Archives of environmental health},
  year={1993},
  volume={48 4},
  pages={
          209-12
        }
}
Alpha track radon detectors were placed in the homes of 35 lung cancer patients and 35 matched controls for a period of 8 to 10 mo. Twenty lung cancer patients had small cell lung carcinoma; 11 had adenocarcinoma, 2 had squamous cell carcinoma, and 2 had unclassified carcinoma among 15 nonsmokers. Mean overall living on ground level was significantly higher in the group with small cell lung carcinoma (50 y +/- 15) than among controls (33 y +/- 19); the adjusted odds ratio for lung cancer was 5… CONTINUE READING