Bibliography about Radon in Schools
A Brief Review of State Laws and Regulations in the United States, a statement from the articles show. “The Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) of 1986 requires USEPA to conduct nationwide assessments of radon gas across the United States where people live, work, and go to school; assess the levels of radon gas present in such structures and the impact to human health.” Click here to read more about laws and regulations.
Published online 2018 Sep 30. doi: 10.3390/ijerph15102149
Indoor Radon Concentration in Schools and Kindergardens
Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP)
Evaluation of occupational and environmental exposures to radon and radon daughters in the United States. NCRP Report No. 78. This report considers “the radon daughter lung dose for both occupational and general population exposures and discusses examines a variety of doses found in underground miners, adults, children, and infant throughout the general population. Learn more about exposure to radon and radon daughters here.
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Radon Toxicity – Who Is at Risk of Radon Exposure?
– Environmental Health and Medicine Education
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATDSR) provides environmental health and medicine educational products for professionals, community members, and the public. The try to increase awareness and spread knowledge of environmental impacts on human health. Read more about ATDSR here.
This article states the fact that “Everyone is exposed to radon, but some populations described in the literature are at higher risk of exposure to increased radon levels. In addition, some populations are more at risk of adverse health effects from radon exposure.” The objective of this article is to identify the population with the highest risk of exposure to radon gas, identify those at risk that have developed lung cancer because of radon and compare exposure to radon with people who have smoked and people who have not. Click here to find out who is at risk and the damage it can do.
Radon Gas Is All-Around Us and How Radon Causes Lung Cancer
The three leading causes of cancer deaths in the US is lung, prostate/breast, and colorectal cancer. Did you know radon gas is a cause of lung cancer, “The National Academy of Sciences and the Environment Protection Agency estimate that in the U.S. radon in homes cause about 21,100 lung cancer deaths each year.” Want to know more about how radon causes lung cancer just click here.