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A Comprehensive study of the Relationship between Lung Cancer and Radon Concentration in Babylon Governorate-Iraq

Author : Alia Ahmad Kadhem, Asia Hameed Al-Mashhadani and Sadiq Hassen Lefta

Pages : 988-993
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Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that results from the decay of uranium in soil and rocks. Lung cancer is the principal health concern associated with radon exposure. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in this country, and is the leading cause among non-smokers. In current research, the number infections at lung cancer and the radon concentration in Babylon governorate are studied. Number of cancer cases by lung cancer in 2005 are 23 where in 2009; these infections are 77 that percentage up about four times between these periods.

Keywords: Radon, Radioactivity, Cancer

Article published in International Journal of Current  Engineering  and Technology, Vol.3,No.3(Aug- 2013)





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