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Old 09-19-2012, 07:19 AM   #16
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lvdiy, because if they do not blame it on Radon, Fried Chicken, Large sized soft drinks, Baby bottles, it does not strike fear into the masses. This is pretty much a dead issue, because those that keep bringing this subject up, or thinking that the masses are going to run out and get their homes tested, even though they know better, will never let this subject rest.

If you drive around my city, maybe 1 out of every 25,000 homes has a Radon system, which would be only about 6 homes, only because they believed the FUD.

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LVDIY:

It is more informative to look at more recent pooled analyses of residential radon studies. The best are:

http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/conte....full.pdf+html

http://www.bmj.com/content/330/7485/223.pdf%2Bhtml

http://journals.lww.com/epidem/Abstr...ncer__A.1.aspx

These studies show pretty clearly that radon attributable lung cancer risk for radon levels found in people's homes is consistent with the extrapolations from miner studies.

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I have spent a fair amount of time speaking with Canadians about radon and a large fraction will test their homes if test kits are easy to obtain. For example, at one home show the Lung Association had a booth next to ours where they were selling test kits. Almost everyone who stopped at our booth went straight to the Lung Association booth to buy a test kit.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:40 AM   #18
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LVDIY:

It is more informative to look at more recent pooled analyses of residential radon studies. The best are:

http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/conte....full.pdf+html

http://www.bmj.com/content/330/7485/223.pdf%2Bhtml

http://journals.lww.com/epidem/Abstr...ncer__A.1.aspx

These studies show pretty clearly that radon attributable lung cancer risk for radon levels found in people's homes is consistent with the extrapolations from miner studies.
I read through those reports....one note of interest..

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Collectively, though not separately, these studies
show appreciable hazards from residential radon, particularly
for smokers and recent ex-smokers, and indicate that it is
responsible for about 2% of all deaths from cancer in Europe.
2%? Appreciable?

Sorry....but 2% easially falls into the region of error for any study....

Maybe I missed it....but I would like to see where they looked at non-smokers within a household based on who was consistantly in the house more. In other words, if the wife stays inside the house more than the husband...and there is a higher # of cancers for women than men....then, yea, maybe there is something.....

I think there are just too many other potential factors causing cancer to just have a blanket statement that Radon is the cause.

Did you know that 79.43% of all statistics are made up?

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