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Experiences and concerns on lung cancer and radon daughter exposure in mines and dwellings in Sweden.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature26995
Source
Z Erkr Atmungsorgane. 1983;161(3):232-9
Publication Type
Article
Date
1983
Author
O. Axelson
Source
Z Erkr Atmungsorgane. 1983;161(3):232-9
Date
1983
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adult
Aged
Air - analysis
Air Pollutants - adverse effects
Air Pollutants, Radioactive - adverse effects - analysis
Bismuth - adverse effects - analysis
Female
Housing
Humans
Lead - adverse effects - analysis
Lung Neoplasms - epidemiology
Male
Middle Aged
Mining
Polonium - adverse effects - analysis
Radon Daughters
Risk
Smoking
Sweden
Abstract
A high mortality from lung cancer among miners was reported from Central Europe already in the 19th century. In the 60s and 70s several reports have indicated an increased lung cancer mortality among uranium miners and other metal-miners, e.g. in the US, UK, France and Sweden, but also among fluorspar miners in Canada. The cause is supposed to be the decay products of radon as emanating from the rocks, i.e. the alpha-radiation from short-lived radon daughters. Radon and radon daughter exposure in dwellings have more recently attracted interest as a potential hazard to the general population, especially since radon daughter concentrations seem to have increased due to more effective insulation for energy saving. In many Swedish houses the radon daughter exposures amount to levels similar to that of mines. Some epidemiological evaluations of the relationship between lung cancer and exposure to radon daughters, i.e. residency in stone houses versus wooden houses (with and without consideration of the contribution of radon from the ground underneath the houses), seem to indicate a risk also to the general population and, moreover, the risk of smoking seems to be several times greater in stone houses than in wooden houses, the latter usually having less radon daughters on the average.
PubMed ID
6322461 View in PubMed
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Lung cancer among populations having lung irradiation.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature28348
Source
Lancet. 1972 Jan 1;1(7740):46-7
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jan-1-1972
Author
O. Axelson
M. Rehn
Source
Lancet. 1972 Jan 1;1(7740):46-7
Date
Jan-1-1972
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Humans
Lung Neoplasms - epidemiology
Male
Mining
Radiation Injuries
Sweden
PubMed ID
4108852 View in PubMed
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