Radon-induced lung cancer deaths may be overestimated due to failure to account for confounding by exposure to diesel engine exhaust in BEIR VI miner studies

@inproceedings{Cao2017RadoninducedLC,
  title={Radon-induced lung cancer deaths may be overestimated due to failure to account for confounding by exposure to diesel engine exhaust in BEIR VI miner studies},
  author={Xiaodong Cao and Piers MacNaughton and Jose Guillermo Cedeno Laurent and Joseph G Allen},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND EPA reported that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, killing 21,100 people per year. EPA relies on the BEIR VI models, based on an evaluation of radon exposure and lung cancer risk in studies of miners. But these models did not account for co-exposure to diesel exhaust, a known human carcinogen recently classified by IARC. It is probable then that a portion of the lung cancer deaths in the miner cohorts are originally attributable to the exposure… CONTINUE READING
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