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PEHSU Journal Club | Radon: A Review - April 18, 2018 at 1:00pm ET

posted on Apr 16, 2018
Title: Radon: A Review

Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Time: 1:00pm EDT

Presenters:  Keith Baker, MD and Nick Brandehoff, MD; Medical Toxicology Fellow, Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, Denver, CO, Region 8 PEHSU

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this module, participants 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:
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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