The project that culminated in the “WHO Handbook on Indoor Radon, 2009”.
Important note – we no longer rely on miner studies
“Epidemiological evidence indicates that indoor radon is responsible for a substantial number of lung cancers in the general population… As a result, the vast majority of radon induced lung cancers are thought to occur following exposure to low and moderate radon concentrations. UNSCEAR reported recently that there is now a remarkable coherence between the risk estimates developed from epidemiological studies of miners and residential case-control radon studies. While the miner studies provide a strong basis for evaluating risks from radon exposure…the
results of the recent pooled residential studies provide a direct method
of estimating risks to people at home without the need for extrapolation from miner studies.” – World Health Organization, Handbook on Indoor Radon. 2009.
Ever hear a comment from someone who doubts the validity of radon science and the subsequent health risk to the general public because original studies were based on Miners and not humans in a residential environment?
The studies published in the WHO Handbook On Indoor Radon scientifically prove that radon in [residential] indoor air causes lung cancer.