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Niveau de radon dans l’air intérieur et incidence du cancer du poumon et d’hématopathies malignes en Corée Volume 16, issue 6, November-December 2017



This news is based on the following article: Ha M, Hwang S, Kang S, Park N, Chang B, Kim Y. Geographical correlations between indoor radon concentration and risks of lung cancer, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and leukemia during 1999-2008 in Korea. Int J Environ Res Public Health 2017; 14: 344. doi: 10.3390/ijerph14040344


This ecological study in the Republic of Korea finds that indoor radon concentrations affect the incidence of lung cancer and highlights a correlation with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (in women only). These findings need confirmation and further exploration. No association with leukemia was observed.