PATHOLOGY & ONCOLOGY RESEARCHVol. 4 No. 2, 1998

 Article

Lower Cancer Risk in Medium High Radon

Esther TÓTH1, István LÁZÁR1, David SELMECZI1, George MARX2

1RAD Lauder Laboratory, Budapest, Hungary
2Atomic Physics Department, Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary

 

Radon exposure was shown to be carcinogenic and suggested as a possible causative factor for lung cancer in man. A hypothesis is introduced that medium high radon (between 110 and 165 Bq/m3) causes lower cancer risk among women younger than 61 years, independent of the type of cancer. The presented results verify this statement with a probability of not less than 98%. Pathology & Oncology Research, Vol 4, Nr 2, 125-129, 1998

Key words: cancer risk; radon


Received: Jan 9, 1998; accepted: Mar 10, 1998
Correspondence: Esther TÓTH, RAD Lauder Laboratory, Budakeszi út 48. Budapest H-1121, Hungary; Tel: (36)(1)2752241, Fax: (36)(1)2752610; E-mail: et@rad.lauder.hu

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