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Quantification of lung cancer risk after low radon exposure and low exposure rate: synthesis from epidemiologic and experimental data

Project information

Grant agreement ID: FIGH-CT-1999-00013

  • Start date

    1 February 2000

  • End date

    1 August 2003

Funded under:

FP5-EAECTP C

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 539 527

  • EU contribution

    € 795 332

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE

France

Objective

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.

Coordinator

INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE

Address

Rue Auguste Lemaire
92262 Fontenay Aux Roses

France

Participants (7)

AEA TECHNOLOGY PLC

United Kingdom

BUNDESAMT FUER STRAHLENSCHUTZ

Germany

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE

France

GSF-RESEARCH CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH

Germany

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT

Netherlands

NATIONAL RADIATION PROTECTION INSTITUTE

Czechia

National Radiological Protection Board (NRPB)

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: FIGH-CT-1999-00013

  • Start date

    1 February 2000

  • End date

    1 August 2003

Funded under:

FP5-EAECTP C

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 539 527

  • EU contribution

    € 795 332

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT DE RADIOPROTECTION ET DE SURETE NUCLEAIRE

France