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Past Webinars > Journal Club: Radon: Is My Family at Risk? - April 18, 2018

Journal Club: Radon: Is My Family at Risk? - April 18, 2018

posted on Apr 18, 2018

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, attendees should be able to:
  • Describe what radon is and where it can be found
  • Describe some of the known and hypothesized health risks associated with radon exposure
  • Know the EPA action level for radon
  • Examine some literature investigating whether there is evidence that radon increases the risk of developing lung cancer, leukemia, lymphoma, and CNS malignancies
  • Apply this information to discussing radon mitigation with patients and with the community

Articles to be discussed:

  1. Erin C Peckham, M. E. S. H. E. D. J. L. P. H. L. P. J. L. (2015). Residential Radon Exposure and Incidence of Childhood Lymphoma in Texas, 1995–2011, 1–17. http://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph121012110
  2. Sheen, S., Lee, K. S., Chung, W. Y., Nam, S., & Kang, D. R. (2016). An updated review of case–control studies of lung cancer and indoor radon-Is indoor radon the risk factor for lung cancer? Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 1–9. http://doi.org/10.1186/s40557-016-0094-3
  3. Ou, J. Y., Fowler, B., Ding, Q., Kirchhoff, A. C., Pappas, L., Boucher, K., et al. (2018). A statewide investigation of geographic lung cancer incidence patterns and radon exposure in a low-smoking population, 1–8. http://doi.org/10.1186/s12885-018-4002-9
  4. Del Risco Kollerud, R., Blaasaas, K. G., & Claussen, B. (2014). Risk of leukaemia or cancer in the central nervous system among children living in an area with high indoor radon concentrations: results from a cohort study in Norway. British Journal of Cancer, 111(7), 1413–1420. http://doi.org/10.1038/bjc.2014.400

Presented by:

Baker_021517Keith Baker, MD
Medical Toxicology Fellow
Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center
Denver, CO
Region 8 PEHSU
 
 
 
NickBrandehoff.jpgNick Brandehoff, MD
Medical Toxicology Fellow
Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center
Denver, CO
Region 8 PEHSU
 
 
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