Statistical Science

Radon As an Indoor Air Pollutant

Michael E. Ginevan

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Abstract

An overview of the environmental radon problem is presented, with special emphasis on risk estimation and its attendant uncertainties. Although remediation of radon in an individual house is usually fairly inexpensive, aggregate costs can vary greatly, depending on how many houses are deemed hazardous to health. Picking a danger level in the presence of large uncertainties (approximately an order of magnitude separates the high and low value) is a difficult regulatory decision.

Article information

Source
Statist. Sci., Volume 3, Number 3 (1988), 371-373.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 19 April 2007

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https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ss/1177012840

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.1214/ss/1177012840

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Keywords
Radon lung cancer smoking modeling environmental risk assessment

Citation

Ginevan, Michael E. Radon As an Indoor Air Pollutant. Statist. Sci. 3 (1988), no. 3, 371--373. doi:10.1214/ss/1177012840. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ss/1177012840


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