WHO Handbook on Indoor Radon
A Public Health Perspective
Nonserial Publications
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241547673 ISBN-10    9241547677
Order Number    11500763 Format    Paper Back
Price    CHF    30.00 / US$    36.00 Developing countries:    CHF    21.00
English     2009        108   pages
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INTRODUCTION
1. HEALTH EFFECTS OF RADON
1.1 Lung cancer risks in radon-exposed miners
1.2 Lung cancer risks in the general population from indoor radon
1.3 Radon and diseases other than lung cancer
1.4 Burden of lung cancer caused by indoor radon

2. RADON MEASUREMENTS
2.1 Measurement devices
2.2 Measurement protocols
2.3 Quality assurance for radon measurements

3. RADON PREVENTION AND MITIGATION
3.1 Organization of radon prevention and mitigation actions
3.2 Radon prevention strategies in new constructions
3.3 Radon mitigation strategies in existing buildings

4. COST EFFECTIVENESS OF RADON CONTROL
4.1 The framework of cost-effectiveness analysis
4.2 Previous economic evaluations of radon prevention and mitigation
4.3 Example of a cost-effectiveness analysis

5. RADON RISK COMMUNICATION
5.1 Fundamentals, strategies and channels
5.2 Framing radon risk issues for risk communication
5.3 Core messages for radon risk communication
5.4 Communication campaigns

6. NATIONAL RADON PROGRAMMES
6.1 Organization of a national radon programme
6.2 National radon surveys
6.3 National reference levels
6.4 Building regulations and building codes
6.5 Identification and remediation of homes with high radon concentrations