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Study of lung cancer risk and residential radon exposure

Project information

Grant agreement ID: FIGH-CT-1999-00008

  • Start date

    1 March 2000

  • End date

    29 February 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EAECTP C

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 205 281

  • EU contribution

    € 899 459

Coordinated by:

National Radiological Protection Board (NRPB)

United Kingdom

Objective

Epidemiological studies of underground miners have shown that exposure to radon and radon progeny increases the risk of lung cancer. However, there are uncertainties in using these data to estimate the risk associated with radon exposure in dwellings. In contrast, information from case-control studies of residential radon and lung cancer in the general population are directly relevant as inputs to the formulation of radon remediation and lung cancer prevention programmes. The overall objective of this project is to improve direct estimate of the risk of lung cancer from residential radon exposure. This will be done first by pooling together data from case-control studies that have been carried out in several European countries, and then by pooling the European data with similar data from studies carried out in North America. Furthermore, as well as making full use of exiting dosimetry based on alpha-track radon detectors, new dosimetry techniques based on measurements in glass will be evaluated. Based on these techniques, additional assessments of radon exposure will be made for a sample of individuals already included in the European studies.

Coordinator

National Radiological Protection Board (NRPB)

Address

Chilton
Ox11 0rq Didcot

United Kingdom

Participants (15)

ASSOCIAZIONE RICERCA EPIDEMIOLOGICA - EPI

Italy

CANCER RESEARCH UK

United Kingdom

FINNISH CANCER REGISTRY

Finland

GENT UNIVERSITY

Belgium

GSF-RESEARCH CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH

Germany

INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE

France

ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA

Italy

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTE

Sweden

NATIONAL RADIATION PROTECTION INSTITUTE

Czechia

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN

Ireland

RADIATION AND NUCLEAR SAFETY AUTHORITY

Finland

SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE, HANNOVER

Germany

SWEDISH RADIATION PROTECTION INSTITUTE

Sweden

TIROLER LANDESKRANKENANSTALTEN GES.MBH

Austria

UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA

Canada

Project information

Grant agreement ID: FIGH-CT-1999-00008

  • Start date

    1 March 2000

  • End date

    29 February 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EAECTP C

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 205 281

  • EU contribution

    € 899 459

Coordinated by:

National Radiological Protection Board (NRPB)

United Kingdom