Risk Assessment and Policy

  • William A. Mills
  • Daniel J. EganJr.
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 35)


In this chapter, an assessment of the risks of developing lung cancer from exposures to radon will be discussed, and an attempt made to place such risks in perspective by comparisons to the “natural” risk of developing lung cancer and to the risk of developing it from cigarette smoking.


Radon Concentration Lung Cancer Risk Indoor Radon Radon Level Radon Exposure 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • William A. Mills
    • 1
  • Daniel J. EganJr.
    • 2
  1. 1.Oak Ridge Associated UniversitiesUSA
  2. 2.Office of Radiation Programs (ANR-460)Environmental Protection AgencyUSA

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