Princeton University Library Catalog

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.
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.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9789241547673
  • 9241547677
OCLC:
435421948
Related name:
RCP:
C - O