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1 Radon and Radiation Physics Review

Brenner, D. J., and R. K. Sachs. "Domestic Radon Risks may be Dominated by Bystander Effects - But the Risks Unlikely to be Greater than we Thought." Health Physics 85, no. 1 (2003): 103-108.

Cavallo, A., A. Hutter, and P. Shebell. "Radon Progeny Unattached Fraction in an Atmosphere Far from Radioactive Equilibrium." Health Physics 76, no. 5 (May 1999): 532-536.

Kristof, J. W., A. Hanna, and J. Hadjinicolaou. "Soil Gases and Building Foundations." International Journal for Housing Science and Its Applications 30, no. 1 (2005): 69-80. Special Issue.

Kovler, K. "Radon Exhalation of Hardening Concrete: Monitoring Cement Hydration and Prediction of Radon Concentration in Construction Site." Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 6, no. 3 (2006): 354-366.

Leonard, B. "Radioisotope Deposition on Interior Building Surfaces: Air Flow and Surface Roughness Influences." Nuclear Technology 152, no. 3 (December 2005): 339-353.

Lopez, F. O., and A. C. Canoba. "Passive Method for the Determination of the Equilibrium Factor Between 222 Rn Gas and its Short Period Progeny." .Journal of Radioanal and Nucl Chem 258, no. 2 (November 2003): 269-74.

Nielson, K. K., R. B. Holt, and V. C. Rogers. "Site-specific Characterization of Soil Radon Potentials." Project Summary. Cincinnati, OH: United States Environmental Protection Agency, Research and Development, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, 1996. [Electronic resource] (PDF)#

Rabi, J. A., and N. C. Da Silva. "Radon Exhalation from Phosphogypsum Building Boards: Symmetry Constraints, Impermeable Boundary Conditions and Numerical Simulation of a Test Case." Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 86, no. 2 (2006): 164-175.

Sciocchetti, G., G. Cotellessa, E. Soldano, and M. Pagliari. "A New Technique for Measuring Radon Exposure at Working Places." Radiation Measurements 36, nos. 1-6 (September 2003): 199-203.

Tokonami, S., H. Takahashi, Y. Kobayashi, W. Zhuo, and E. Hulber. "Up-to-date Radon-thoron Discriminative Detector for a Large Scale Survey." Review of Scientific Instruments 76, no. 11 (2005): 113505.

Amazon logo Cember, H. Introduction to Health Physics. 3rd revised ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: McGraw-Hill Publishing Co., 1996. ISBN: 9780071054614.

Amazon logo Dowd, S. B., and E. R. Tilson. Practical Radiation Protection and Applied Radiobiology. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders, 1999. ISBN: 9780721675237.

Amazon logo Eisenbud, M. Environmental Radioactivity. Burlington, MA: Academic Press, Inc., 1997. ISBN: 9780122351549.

Amazon logo Foster, A. R., and R. L. Wright. Basic Nuclear Engineering. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon 1983. ISBN: 9780205078868.

2 Radon and Geology

Baixeras, C., Bach, K. Amgarou, and V. Moreno. "Radon Levels in the Volcanic Region of La Garrotxa, Spain." Radiation Measurements 40, nos. 2-6 (November 2005): 509-12.

Clamp, G. E., and J. Pritchard. "Investigation of Fault Position and Sources of Radon by Measurements of U-238 Decay Series Radionuclide Activity in Soil Samples." Environmental Geochemistry in Health 20 (1998): 39-44.

Kenski, J., R. Klingel, H. Schneiders, A. Siehl, and J. Wiegand. "Geological Structure and Geochemistry Controlling Radon in Soil Gas." Radiation Protection Dosimetry 45, no. 1/4 (1992): 235-239.

Amazon logo Kraner, H. W., G. L. Schroeder, and R. D. Evans. "Measurements of the Effects of Atmospheric Variables on Radon-222 Flux and Soil Gas Concentrations." In Natural Radiation Environment. Edited by J. A. S. Adams and W. M. Lowder. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1964, pp. 191-215. ISBN: 9780226005966.

Nazaroff, W. W. "Radon Transport from Soil to Air." Reviews of Geophysics 30, no. 2 (1992): 137-160.

Otton, J. K., L. C. S. Gundersen, and R. R. Schumann. The Geology of Radon, Radon in Earth, Air, and Water.

Segovia, N., M. A. Armienta, C. Valdes, M. Mena, J. L. Seidel, M. Monnin, P. Pena, M. B. E. Lopez, and A. V. Reyes. "Volcanic Monitoring for Radon and Chemical Species in the Soil and in Spring Water Samples." Radiation Measurements 36, nos. 1-6 (September 2003): 379-83.

Winkler R., F. Ruckerbauer, and K. Bunzl. "Radon Concentration in Soil Gas: A Comparison of the Variability Resulting from Different Methods, Spatial Heterogeneity and Seasonal Fluctuations." Sci Total Environ 72, nos. 1-3 (May 14, 2001): 273-82.

3 Radon and Radiation Biology

Brenner, D. J., and O. G. Raabe. "Is the Linear No-threshold Hypothesis Appropriate in Radiation Protection Radiation." Protection Dosimetry 97, no. 3 (2001): 270-285.

Cohen, B. L. "Test of the Linear-No Threshold Theory of Radiation Carcinogenisis of Inhaled Radon Decay Products." Health Physics 68 (1995): 157-174.

Evans, R. D. "Radium in Man." Health Physics 27 (1974): 497-519.

Grosswendt, B. "Nano Dosimetry, the Metrological Tool for Connecting Radiation Physics with Radiation Biology." Radiat Prot Dosimetry (December 14, 2006).

Luckey, T. D. Radiation Hormesis. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 1991.

Jaworowski, Z. "Beneficial Radiation." Nukleonika 40 (1995): 3-12.

Pollycove M., and L. E. Feinendegen. "Molecular Biology, Epidemiology, and the Demise of the Linear No-threshold (LNT) Hypothesis." Comptes rendus de l'Académie des sciences. Série 3, Sciences de la vie (C. r. Acad. sci., Sér. 3, Sci. vie) 322, nos. 2-3 (1999): 197-204.

Prise, K. M. "New Advances in Radiation Biology." Occupational Medicine 56, no. 3 (2006): 156-161.

Amazon logo Hall, E. J., and A. J. Giaccia. Radiobiology for the Radiologist. 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, c2005. ISBN: 9780781741514.

Henriksen, T., and D. H. Maillie. Radiation and health . London, UK; New York, NY: CRC, 2002.Amazon logo ISBN: 9780415271615 (hbk) andAmazon logo ISBN: 9780415271622 (pbk).

Amazon logo Jostes, R. Health Risks from Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation, BEIR VII Phase 2. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 2006. ISBN: 9780309091565.

Amazon logo Committee on Health Risks of Exposure to Radon, Board on Radiation Effects Research, Commission on Life Sciences, and National Research Council. Health Effects of Exposure to Radon, BEIR VI. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, (1999). ISBN: 9780309056458.

———. Health Effects of Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation, BEIR V. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1990.Amazon logo ISBN: 9780309039970 andAmazon logo ISBN: 9780309039956 (pbk.).

———. Health Risks of Radon and Other Internally Deposited Alpha-emitters: BEIR IV. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1988.Amazon logo ISBN: 9780309037891 (pbk) andAmazon logo ISBN: 9780309037976 (hard).

———. Health Risks of Radon and Other Internally Deposited Alpha-emitters: BEIR IV. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1988.Amazon logo ISBN: 9780309037891 (pbk) andAmazon logo ISBN: 9780309037976 (hard).

National Research Council U.S. Advisory Committee on the Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiations, United States, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation Programs, Criteria and Standards Division, and National Academy of Sciences U.S. Considerations of Health Benefit-cost Analysis for Activities Involving Ionizing Radiation Exposure and Alternatives : A Report, Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation BEIR II Report. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1977. Sub Docs Number EP 6.2:H 34##.

4 Radon Research In Medicine

Amazon logo Jostes, R. BEIR VII Health Risks from Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation, BEIR VII Phase 2. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2006. ISBN: 9780309091565.

Amazon logo Committee on Health Risks of Exposure to Radon, Board on Radiation Effects Research, Commission on Life Sciences, and National Research Council. Health Effects of Exposure to Radon, BEIR VI. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1999. ISBN: 9780309056458.

———. Health Effects of Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation, BEIR V. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1990. Amazon logo ISBN: 9780309039970 and Amazon logo ISBN: 9780309039956 (pbk).

———. Health Risks of Radon and Other Internally Deposited Alpha-emitters: BEIR IV. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1988. Amazon logo ISBN: 9780309037976 (hard) and Amazon logo ISBN: 9780309037891 (pbk).

National Research Council U.S. Advisory Committee on the Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiations, United States, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation Programs, Criteria and Standards Division, and National Academy of Sciences U.S. BEIR II Considerations of Health Benefit-cost Analysis for Activities Involving Ionizing Radiation Exposure and Alternatives : A Report, Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation BEIR II Report. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1977. Docs Number EP 6.2:H 34##.

Amazon logo Nero A. V., Jr. "Radon and Its Decay Products in Indoor Air: An Overview." In Radon and Its Decay Products In Indoor Air. Edited by W. W. Nazaroff and A. V. Nero, Jr. New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons Inc., 1988. pp. 1-53. ISBN: 9780471628101.

Amazon logo United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR). Sources and Effects of Ionizing Radiation: United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) 2000 Report to the General Assembly with Scientific Annexes: Set of two volumes (Paperback). Sources and Effects of Ionizing Radiation, Vol II: Effects, New York, NY: UN, 2001. ISBN: 9789211422429.

U.S. EPA: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Radon - A Physician's Guide: The Health Threat With A Simple Solution U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Air and Radiation (6609J) EPA Document #402-K-93-008 September 1993.

Clemente, G. F., A. Renzetti, G. Santori, F. Steinhausler, and J. Pohl-Ruling. "Relationship Between the 210 Pb Content of Teeth and Exposure to Rn and Rn Daughters." Health Physics 47, no. 2 (August 1984): 253-262.

Cohen, B. L. "Testing a BEIR-VI Suggestion for Explaining the Lung Cancer versus Radon Relationship for U.S. Counties." Health Physics 78, no. 5 (May 2000): 522-527.

Doi, M., Y. Nakamura, T. Sakashita, N. Ogiu, F. Lagarde, and R. Falk. "Lifetime Risk of Lung Cancer Due to Radon Exposure Projected to Japanese and Swedish Populations." Health Physics 80, no. 6 (June 2001): 552-62.

Douple, E., and R. Jostes. "The Status of the Seventh Report in the Series Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiations and a Revised Dosimetry for the Radiation Effects Research Foundation's A-bomb Studies." J Radiol Prot 22 (2002): A175-A179.

Harrison, J. D., and C. R. Muirhead. "Quantitative Comparisons of Cancer Induction in Humans by Internally Deposited Radionuclides and External Radiation." Int J Radiat Biol 79, no. 1 (January 2003): 1-13.

Amazon logo Harper, H. A., V. W. Rodwell, and P. A. Mayes. Review of Physiological Chemistry. Lange Medical Publications, Marzen G. Ltd, 1977, p. 681. ISBN: 9780870410345.

Ishikawa T., Y. Narazaki, Y. Yasuoka, S. Tokonami, and Y. Yamada. "Bio-kinetics of Radon Ingested from Drinking Water." Radiation Protection Dosimetry 105, nos. 1-4 (2003): 65-70.

Jaggi, J. S., S. V. Seshan, M. R. McDevitt, G. Sgouros, E. Hyjek, and D. A. Scheinberg. "Mitigation of Radiation Nephropathy After Internal Alpha Particle Irradiation of Kidneys." Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 64, no. 5 (April 1, 2006): 1503-12.

———. "Renal Tubulointerstitial Changes After Internal Irradiation with Alpha-particle-emitting Actinium Daughters." J Am Soc Nephrol 16 (September 2005): 2677-2689.

Krewski, D., et al. "A Combined Analysis of North American Case-control Studies of Residential Radon and Lung Cancer." Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health Part A 69 (2006): 533-597.

Mahesh, H. M., D. N. Avadhani, N. Karunakara, H. M. Somashekarappa, Y. Narayana, and K. Siddappa. "222 Rn Concentration in Ground Waters of Coastal Karnataka and Kaiga of South West coast of India." Health Physics 81, no. 6 (December 2001): 724-728.

Mitsunobu, F., K. Yamaoka, K. Hanamoto, S. Kojima, Y. Hosaki, K. Ashida, K. Sugita, and Y. Tanizaki. "Elevation of Antioxidant Enzymes in the Clinical Effects of Radon and Thermal Therapy for Bronchial Asthma." J Radiat Res (Tokyo) 44, no. 2 (June 2003): 95-9.

Nicotera, G., G. A. C. Nobile, A. Bianco, and M. Pavia. "Environmental History-Taking in Clinical Practice: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice of Primary Care Physicians in Italy." Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 48, no. 3 (March 2006): 294-302.

Reimann, C., G. E. M. Hall, U. Siewers, K. Bjorvatn, G. Morland, H. Skarphagen, and T. Strand. "Radon, Fluoride and 62 Elements a Determined by ICP-MS in 145 Norwegian Hard Rock Groundwater Samples." The Science of the Total Environment 192, no. 1 (November 29, 1996): 1-19.

Richcardson, R. B., J. P. Eatough, and D. L. Henshaw. "Dose to Red Bone Marrow from Natural Radon and Thoron Exposure." Br J Radiol 64, no. 763 (1991): 608-24.

Rommens, C., C. Ringeard, and P. Hubert. "Exposure of Red Bone Marrow to Ionising Radiation from Natural and Medical Sources in France." J Radiol Prot 21, no. 3 (2001): 205-7.

Roscoe, R. J., et al. "Lung Cancer Mortality among Non-Smoking Uranium Miners Exposed to Radon Daughters." Journal of the American Medical Association 262, no. 5 (1989): 629-633.

Sharma, N., C. T. Hess, and K. D. Thrall. "A Compartmental Model of Water Radon Contamination in the Human Body." Health Physics 72, no. 2 (1997): 261-268.

Thompson, J. N., C. A. Brodkin, K. Kyes, W. Neighbor, and B. Evanoff. "Use of a Questionnaire to Improve Occupational and Environmental History Taking in Primary Care Physicians." J Occup Environ Med 42 (2000): 1188-1194.

5 Student Presentation - Radon Research in Radiation Health Physics and Planetary Science; Summary - Lab Demonstration

Duenas, C., M. C. Fernandez, and S. Canete. "Rn Concentrations and the Radiation Exposure Levels in the Nerja Cave." Radiation Measurements 40, nos. 2-6 (November 2005): 630-2.

Espinosa, G., J. I. Golzarri, T. Martinez, M. Navarrete, J. Bogard, G. Martinez, and F. Juarez. "Indoor 220 Rn and 222Rn Concentration Measurements Inside the Teotihuacan Pyramids Using NTD and E-PERM Methodologies." Radiation Measurements 40, nos. 2-6 (November 2005): 646-9.

Gillmore, G. K., P. S. Phillips, A. R. Denman, and D. D. Gilbertson. "Radon in the Creswell Crags Permian Limestone Caves." Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 62, no. 2 (2002): 165-179.

Gorenstein, P., L. Golub, and P. Bjorkholm. "Radon Emanation from the Moon, Spatial and Temporal Variability." Earth, Moon, and Planets 9, nos. 1-2 (March 1974): 129-140.

Ila., P, and P. Jagam. "In Situ Airborne Radon Monitoring for Standards Compliance with OSHA-NRC-EPA." American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST). International Radon Symposium, Kansas City, Mo, U.S.A. (September 18-20, 2006).

Lario, J., S. Sanchez-Moral, J. C. Canaveras, S. Cuezva, and V. Soler. "Radon Continuous Monitoring in Altamira Cave (northern Spain) to Assess User's Annual Effective Dose." Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 80, no. 2 (2005): 161-74.

Leela, P., P. Jagam, P. Neelaprasad, and P. Ila. "The Economics of Radon as a Public Health Hazard." Abstract No: 109, pp. 226., "International Conference on Radiation Biology and 5th LOWRAD (Low Radiation)," "International Conference on LOW Dose Radiation Effects on Human Health." (November 20-22, 2006.) Indian Journal of Radiation Research 3, no. 4 (2006): 226.

Leung, J. K. C., M. Y. W. Tso, and C. W. Ho. "Behavior of 222 Rn and its Progeny in High-rise Buildings." Health Physics 75, no. 3 (September 1998): 303-12.

———. "Radon Action Level for High-rise Buildings." Health Physics 76, no. 5 (1999): 537-543.

Li, K. Y. K., and A. T. Chan. "Management of Radon in Tunnel Drilling." J Constr Engrg and Mgmt 130, no. 5 (September/October 2004): 699-707.

Meslin, P.-Y., J.-C. Sabroux, L. Berger, J.-F. Pineau, and E. Chassefière. "Evidence of 210Po on Martian Dust at Meridiani Planum." Journal of Geophysical Research Planets 111 (2006): E9 and E09012.

Neelaprasad, P.; Jagam, P.; Momcilovic, B.; Ila, P.; G.I. Lykken, G. I.; Leela, P. "Environmental Radon as a Source of Internal Alpha Radiation." Abstract No: 110 p 226. International Conference on Radiation Biology and 5th LOWRAD (Low Radiation), International Conference on LOW Dose radiation effects on Human Health, November 20 - 22, 2006. Indian Journal of Radiation research 3(4): 226; 2006.

Papachristodoulou, C. A., K. G. Ioannides, K. C. Stamoulis, D. L. Patiris, and S. B. Pavlides. "Radon Activity Levels and Effective Doses in the Perama Cave." Health Physics (Greece) 86, no. 6 (2004): 619-624.

Sperrin, Malcolm, Tony Denman, and Paul S. Phillips. "Estimating the Dose from Radon to Recreational Cave Users in the Mendips." UK Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 49, no. 2 (2000): 235-240.

Cheng, Yung-Sung, and Chuan-Jong Tung. "Dose Assessment in the Carlsbad Caverns." Nuclear Science Journal (Taiwan) 37, no. 5 (2000): 372-9.