[ RadSafe ] ODP: Residential radon and lung cancer suppression

Otto G. Raabe ograabe at ucdavis.edu
Tue Dec 28 13:29:51 CST 2010

At 01:23 AM 12/27/2010, Ludwik Dobzynski wrote:
>We have submitted more than 6 months ago a paper on radon problem to 
>Health Physics. It seems that after some minor corrections the paper 
>will be finally published. In short, it shows that basing on present 
>data there is no reason to apply any linear dose-effect relationship 
>up to the radon concentration 150 Bq/m3.
December 28, 2010

Based on my analysis of inhaled alpha emitters in the lifetime beagle 
studies, there is a virtual threshold for lung cancer at about  0.5 Gy (10 Sv):

[Raabe OG. Concerning the health effects of internally deposited 
radionuclides. Health Phys. 98: 515-536; 2010.]

If you would like a reprint or electronic copy of this paper, please 
send me your request by e-mail to ograabe at ucdavis.edu.


Prof. Otto G. Raabe, Ph.D., CHP
Center for Health & the Environment
University of California
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