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Risks of lung cancer due to radon exposure among the regions of Korea

Title
Risks of lung cancer due to radon exposure among the regions of Korea
Authors
Lee H.A.Lee W.K.Lim D.Park S.H.Baik S.J.Kong K.A.Jung-Choi K.Park H.
Ewha Authors
박혜숙최경희이혜아
SCOPUS Author ID
박혜숙scopus; 최경희scopus; 이혜아scopus
Issue Date
2015
Journal Title
Journal of Korean Medical Science
ISSN
1011-8934JCR Link
Citation
vol. 30, no. 5, pp. 542 - 548
Keywords
EpidemiologyLung neoplasmsRadonRepublic of KoreaRisk assessment
Publisher
Korean Academy of Medical Science
Indexed
SCI; SCIE; SCOPUS; KCI WOS scopus
Abstract
Radon is likely the second most common cause of lung cancer after smoking. We estimated the lung cancer risk due to radon using common risk models. Based on national radon survey data, we estimated the population-attributable fraction (PAF) and the number of lung cancer deaths attributable to radon. The exposure-age duration (EAD) and exposure-age concentration (EAC) models were used. The regional average indoor radon concentration was 37.5 95 Bq/m3. The PAF for lung cancer was 8.3% (European Pooling Study model), 13.5% in males and 20.4% in females by EAD model, and 19.5% in males and 28.2% in females by EAC model. Due to differences in smoking by gender, the PAF of radon-induced lung cancer deaths was higher in females. In the Republic of Korea, the risk of radon is not widely recognized. Thus, information about radon health risks is important and efforts are needed to decrease the associated health problems. © 2015 The Korean Academy of Medical Sciences.
DOI
10.3346/jkms.2015.30.5.542
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