WHO handbook on indoor radon : a public health perspective.

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Geneva, Switzerland : World Health Organization, 2009.
Description
xiv, 94 p. : ill. (some col.), charts ; 26 cm.

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Summary note
This handbook focuses on residential radon exposure from a public health point of view and provides detailed recommendations on reducing health risks from radon and sound policy options for preventing and mitigating radon exposure. The material in the handbook reflects the epidemiological evidence that indoor radon exposure is responsible for a substantial number of lung cancers in the general population. Information is provided on the selection of devices to measure radon levels and on procedures for the reliable measurement of these levels. Discussed also are control options for radon in new dwellings, radon reduction in existing dwellings as well as assessment of the costs and benefits of different radon prevention and remedial actions.--Publisher's description.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents
Introduction -- Health effects of radon -- Radon measurements -- Radon prevention and mitigation -- Cost-effectiveness of radon control -- Radon risk communication -- National radon programmes.
Other format(s)
Also available online.
ISBN
  • 9789241547673
  • 9241547677
OCLC
435421948
RCP
C - O