Occupational and Environmental Exposures to Radon: A Perspective for Mitigators

by David C. Sanchez, EPA, United States,
Marc Messing, EPA, United States,
David Saum, EPA, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering

Abstract: Occupational exposures to radon and radon decay products and the associated high incidence of radiation induced lung cancer form the basis for our present-day concern for limiting exposures to radon. While it is now known that radon is a ubiquitous environmental pollutant and estimates exist as to what this means in terms of cancer risk to the general population, similar estimates are not available for radon mitigators and diagnosticians. This paper presents a comparison of normal environmental and occupational exposures of randon and radon decay products for this occupational group.

Subject Headings: Radon | Environmental issues | Decomposition | Diseases | Risk management | Radiation | Diagnosis

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