Residential radon and lung cancer in never smokers. A systematic review.

Radon exposure is considered the second cause of lung cancer and the first in never smokers. We aim to assess the effect of residential radon exposure on the risk of lung cancer in never smokers through a systematic review applying predefined inclusion and exclusion criteria. 14 Studies were included. Some of them point to a relationship between residential radon and lung cancer while others show no association. Further studies are necessary to test this association and to assess if other risk factors such as environmental tobacco smoke could modify the effect of residential radon exposure on lung cancer.
AuthorsMaría Torres-Durán, Juan Miguel Barros-Dios, Alberto Fernández-Villar, Alberto Ruano-Ravina
JournalCancer letters (Cancer Lett) Vol. 345 Issue 1 Pg. 21-6 (Apr 1 2014) ISSN: 1872-7980 [Electronic] Ireland
PMID24333737 (Publication Type: Journal Article, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't, Review)
CopyrightCopyright © 2013 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Chemical References
  • Radon
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms (etiology)
  • Neoplasms, Radiation-Induced (etiology)
  • Radon (poisoning)
  • Risk Factors

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