Health Effects,Risk Assessment and Guidance for Indoor Radon

by William L. Lappenbusch, CH2M Hill Inc, Portland, OR, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering


Unlike many inorganic elements, radionuclides have no nutritional value. Radionuclides are carcinogenic and uranium is also known to be non-carcinogenic as well. This paper is primarily concerned with the potential health effects of radon (Rn-222) and its daughters. General comments on radiation, in general, and radioactivity in drinking water, in particular, are made prior to that of Rn specifically since these topics are all part of the same discussion, and one leads to another.

Subject Headings: Radioactive materials | Air pollution | Water pollution | Health hazards | Public health and safety | Uranium | Radiation | Drinking water

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