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Human Disease From Radon Exposures

R. Bunditz

Human Disease From Radon Exposures

The Impact of Energy Conservation in Residential Buildings

by R. Bunditz

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Published by Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementBunditz, R.
ContributionsBerk, James V., Hollowell, Craig D.
The Physical Object
Pagination13 p. $0.00 C.1.
Number of Pages13
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17586625M

  Certain infectious agents, including viruses, bacteria, and parasites, can cause cancer or increase the risk that cancer will viruses can disrupt signaling that normally keeps cell growth and proliferation in check. Also, some infections weaken the immune system, making the body less able to fight off other cancer-causing ://   Between September and January , the President’s Cancer Panel (the Panel) convened four meetings to assess the state of environmental cancer research, policy, and programs addressing known and potential effects of environmental exposures on ://

The Third Edition of Environmental Toxicants: Human Exposures and Their Health Effects has been thoroughly updated and revised with the latest findings on the effects of human exposure in nonoccupational settings to chemical agents and physical factors. diesel exhaust, dioxins, bioaerosols, mercury, radon, and ultraviolet radiation   Limiting carcinogenic exposures in the environment and in the workplace provides an opportunity to reduce the cancer burden, particularly for workers with unacceptably high exposures. Outdoor air pollution causes between 6 and 8 million premature deaths from lung cancer and other diseases each year  › Home › Risk Factors.

history of the recognition of the health effects of radon exposure In the sixteenth century, it was known that some miners in central Europe died in the primes of their life with pulmonary symptoms and rapidly progressing cachexia. 5 In , Paracelsus, a Swiss physician, named this lung disease “mala metallorum” in his ://?id=/ymj Community-based cumulative risk assessment requires characterization of exposures to multiple chemical and non-chemical stressors, with consideration of how the non-chemical stressors may influence risks from chemical stressors. Residential radon provides an interesting case example, given its large attributable risk, effect modification due to smoking, and significant variability in radon


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Human Disease From Radon Exposures by R. Bunditz Download PDF EPUB FB2

A comprehensive guide to assessing the health effects of environmental toxicants in nonoccupational settings Now in a second edition, Environmental Toxicants: Human Exposures and Their Health Effects continues to offer a unique perspective on a topic that is usually focused on exposure and effects in industrial settings.

Fully revised and expanded, it presents comprehensive, cutting-edge ?id=7eCXlRbCeGAC. The radioactive gas, radon, is also present and elevated values are found in these emissions (Silva et al., ). Radon is an inert gas and its exposure, and exposure to its decay products, are Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers.

microRNA expression in human bronchial epithelium cells is altered by radon, with particular reference to upregulation of miR, miR The National Radon Action Plan: A Strategy for Saving Lives sets out strategies to drive the changes needed to reduce exposure to radon, a naturally occurring, invisible and odorless gas.

This plan was released by the American Lung Association on November 9, Read the National Radon Action Plan on the American Lung Association’s website here pdf icon [PDF – kb] external icon The report confirms that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S.

and that it is a serious public health problem. The study fully supports EPA estimates that radon causes ab lung cancer deaths per year. The ISBN number for the book is ; National Academy Press, pages,   HISTORY OF THE RECOGNITION OF THE HEALTH EFFECTS OF RADON EXPOSURE. In the sixteenth century, it was known that some miners in central Europe died in the primes of their life with pulmonary symptoms and rapidly progressing cachexia.

5 InParacelsus, a Swiss physician, named this lung disease “mala metallorum” in his book. InGeorg Agricola, a German scientist and   @article{osti_, title = {Indoor radon and its hazards}, author = {Bodansky, D and Robkin, M A and Stadler, D R}, abstractNote = {This book contains 10 chapters.

Some of the titles are: Overview of the indoor radon problem; Terminology for describing radon concentrations and ://   Radon, a noble gas resulting from the decay of naturally occurring uranium, was the first occupational respiratory carcinogen to be identified.

As early as the s, Agricola chronicled unusually high mortality from respiratory disease among underground metal miners in An Updated Reference on Human Exposure to Environmental Toxicants and A Study of Their Impact on Public Health With the 4th edition of Environmental Toxicants: Human Exposures and Their Health Effects, readers have access to up-to-date information on the study and science of environmental toxicology and public health worldwide.

Practitioners and professionals can use this resource to  › Home › Subjects › Chemistry › Chemical and Environmental Health and Safety. At low radon exposures, typical of those in homes, a lung epithelial cell would rarely be traversed by more than one alpha particle per human lifespan.

As exposure decreases, the insult to cell nuclei that are traversed by alpha particles remains the same as at higher exposures, but the number of traversed nuclei decreases proportionally BACKGROUND: Radon is a well-established lung carcinogen that has been extensively studied.

Very high concentrations can occur in some underground mines. Concentrations also tend to build up in homes.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: Epidemiological studies of radon-exposed miners and of residential radon and lung cancer are reviewed. Quantitative estimates of the risk of lung cancer,  › Publications. Radon also initially called “niton”, was separated by E.

Rutherford [–] and F. Soddy [–] in (Draganic IG et. Radon is an inert gas with atomic number of 86; the mass of the most stable isotope is   First, however, I will summarize various ways of thinking about causes of disease in humans, and then in the second half of the chapter, I will discuss how these causal theories apply to the epidemiologic literature specifically.

Causes of Human Disease. It is now a well-established idea that any given case of disease in a human is ://ion/ /causality-and-causal-thinking-in-epidemiology.

The WHO handbook on indoor radon is a key product of the WHO International Radon Project, which was launched in The handbook focuses on residential radon exposure from a public health point of view and provides detailed recommendations on reducing health risks from radon as well as policy options for preventing and mitigating radon ://   environmental exposures, reduced disease burdens and improved public health.

Additionally, improvements to the IRIS process and database will increase the transparency and clarity of IRIS assessments. This document outlines the strategic plan for EPA’s Human Health Risk Assessment   Radon is a radioactive gas released from the normal decay of the elements uranium, thorium, and radium in rocks and soil.

It is an invisible, odorless, tasteless gas that seeps up through the ground and diffuses into the air.

In a few areas, depending on local geology, radon dissolves into ground water and can be released into the air when the water is ://   Human disease results from complex interactions among genes and the environment. Chemical, physical and biological agents may cause or otherwise influence the onset of various illnesses or disorders in susceptible individuals.

Nutritional status Concerns over indoor radon exposures and lung cancer emerged during the late s after it was equivocally established that radon was a universal indoor-air contaminant[11].

At about the same time, radon was officially classified as a human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer[12] and scientific interest in its health Human Toxicology of Chemical Mixtures Many unexplained incidences of respiratory disease are shown to occur when exposures are to chemical mixtures that are composed of at least one lipophile and one hydrophile.

This chapter addresses the effects of chemical mixtures on the respiratory system. This book considers how exposure to toxic Risk factors for noninfectious diseases include age, gender, inherited genes, and environmental factors including exposures such as radon and behaviors such as smoking. Most behavioral risk factors for noninfectious diseases can be avoided, so many noninfectious diseases are.

COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is responsible for approximately half of the human annual background radiation exposure globally.

Chronic exposure to radon and its decay products is estimated to be the second leading cause of lung cancer behind smoking, and links to other forms of neoplasms have been postulated. Ionizing radiation emitted during the radioactive decay of Radon is a radioactive gas that emanates from uranium-bearing soil and porous rock.

Although radon is most highly concentrated in areas of high uranium concentration, the presence of trace amounts of uranium in most ground sources means that all humans are exposed to radon to some degree. Radon migrates out of soil and rock into the surrounding air, resulting in accumulation in poorly