Occupational exposure to radon in European uranium mines during the last 30 years was at low annual rate; follow-up of 10 000 miners over more than 20 years made it possible to organise a joint analysis. This joint study has a good statistical power, able to detect lom lung cancer risks linked to low annual exposure; modifying factors like attained age, dose-rate, and concomitant exposures (gamma, ore dust) will be studied in this large cohort. Nested case-control studies will be implemented in order to test the radon-tobacco interaction. Domestic radon plus occupational exposure will be studied in one of the case-control studies. Animal experiments will be continued. Mechanistic modelling will be applied to both animal and human data.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
OX11 0RA Didcot,harwell,chilton
92265 Fontenay Aux Roses
3720 BA Bilthoven
100 00 Praha 10
OX11 0RQ Didcot