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WHO handbook on indoor radon : a public health perspective

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. Also covered are radon risk communication strategies and organization of national radon programs
eBook, English, ©2009
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, ©2009
1 online resource (xiv, 94 pages) : illustrations, charts, map
Health effects of radon
Radon measurements
Radon prevention and mitigation
Cost-effectiveness of radon control
Radon risk communication
National radon programmes