Should radon be reduced in homes? A cost-effect analysis.

  title={Should radon be reduced in homes? A cost-effect analysis.},
  author={Hein Stigum and Terje Strand and Per Magnus},
  journal={Health physics},
  volume={84 2},
BACKGROUND Radon is a radioactive gas that may leak into buildings from the ground. Radon exposure is a risk factor for lung cancer. An intervention against radon exposure in homes may consist of locating homes with high radon exposure (above 200 Bq m(-3)) and improving these, and protecting future houses. The purpose of this paper is to calculate the costs and the effects of this intervention. METHODS We performed a cost-effect analysis from the perspective of the society, followed by an… CONTINUE READING