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Final Activity Report - ALPHA RISK (Quantification of cancer and non-cancer risks associated with multiple chronic radiation exposures: epidemiological studies, organ dose calculation and risk assessment)

Project ID: 516483
Funded under: FP6-EURATOM-RADPROT

Abstract

This is the final report of the ALPHA RISK project funded under the European Commission (EC)'s Sixth Framework Programme (FP6). The main goal for the ALPHA RISK project was aimed to regroup major studies in Europe that are able to answer more precisely the questions of long-term health effects in relation to chronic internal exposure. Advantage has been made of already existing European collaborations that worked successfully during previous European Union (EU) contracts in order to strengthen expertise and increase statistical power for these low risk studies. The report covers the description of the research performed broken into the six work packages. This project has led to a better knowledge of the effect of radon inhalation, and provides more information about factors that modify the associated lung cancer and leukaemia risk. The synthesis of the results of both residential and occupational radon exposure data represents the state-of-the-art knowledge on the effect of radon exposure at low doses and low dose rates. New light has been shed on the interaction between radon exposure and tobacco smoking in lung cancer initiation. This in turn should assist in the management of radon exposures and in formulating advices on lung cancer prevention. As a consequence, a net benefice to health is expected.

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Record Number: 16409 / Last updated on: 2013-12-03
Category: PROJ