Radon and lung cancer in Finland

Health Phys. 1996 Aug;71(2):185-9. doi: 10.1097/00004032-199608000-00009.


A study with 291 cases and 495 controls on indoor radon and lung cancer incidence was conducted in a Finnish population residing in a high-exposure area. Relative risks of 1.8 and 1.5 for the incidence of lung cancer were observed for those exposed to concentrations of 95-185 Bq m(-3) and 186 Bq m(-3), respectively. The increase in risk was not statistically significant.

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Finland
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms / epidemiology*
  • Male
  • Neoplasms, Radiation-Induced / epidemiology*
  • Radon*
  • Risk
  • Smoking


  • Radon