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dc.contributorEl Gamal, A.EN
dc.contributorHosny, G.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T08:28:34Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T08:28:34Z
dc.date.issued2008EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1406/14_6_2008_1257_1269.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117554
dc.description1257-1269EN
dc.description.abstractWe conducted a lung cancer risk assessment for internal exposure to naturally occurring [‎222]‎Rn gas both indoor and outdoor. A series of equations were used to estimate Rn concentrations indoor and outdoor and the associated lung cancer risk in some coastal regions in Egypt. The mean [‎222]‎Rn concentrations were 42.98 [‎SD 33.12]‎ Bq/m[‎3]‎ and 8.63 [‎SD 6.16]‎ Bq/m[‎3]‎ indoor and outdoor respectively. The mean risk of radon-induced cancer [‎deaths per million population]‎ was 83.4 [‎SD 64.67]‎ indoors and 25.1 [‎SD19.52]‎ outdoors. Levels were higher for western regions of the country compared to eastern ones but the highest levels were in Rashid [‎Nile delta]‎. Smoking was shown to increase the risk considerablyEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectRisk AssessmentEN
dc.subjectRadonEN
dc.subjectSmokingEN
dc.subjectEnvironmental ExposureEN
dc.subjectRisk FactorsEN
dc.subjectPopulationEN
dc.subject.meshLung NeoplasmsEN
dc.titleAssessment of lung cancer risk due to exposure to radon from coastal sedimentsEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 14 (‎6)‎, 1257-1269, 2008


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