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Trends in research on indoor radon exposure and lung cancer in South Korea

This series in Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine aims to review trends in studies on indoor radon exposure and lung cancer in South Korea.

The series received funding from the Korea Ministry of Environment (MOE) as “the Environmental Health Action Program” (Grant Number 2015001350002). Articles have undergone the journal's standard peer-review process.

  1. Content type: Review

    Lung cancer has high mortality and incidence rates. The leading causes of lung cancer are smoking and radon exposure. Indeed, the World Health Organization (WHO) has categorized radon as a carcinogenic substan...

    Authors: Ji Young Yoon, Jung-Dong Lee, So Won Joo and Dae Ryong Kang

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:15

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    Although the incidence and mortality for most cancers such as lung and colon are decreasing in several countries, they are increasing in several developed countries because of an unhealthy western lifestyles i...

    Authors: Jung Ran Choi, Seong Yong Park, O Kyu Noh, Young Wha Koh and Dae Ryong Kang

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:13

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    Lung cancer was the second highest absolute cancer incidence globally and the first cause of cancer mortality in 2014. Indoor radon is the second leading risk factor of lung cancer after cigarette smoking amon...

    Authors: Juhwan Noh, Jungwoo Sohn, Jaelim Cho, Dae Ryong Kang, Sowon Joo, Changsoo Kim and Dong Chun Shin

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:12

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  4. Content type: Review

    Eleven cohorts of miners occupationally exposed to relatively high concentrations of radon showed a statistically significantly high risk of lung cancer, while three cohorts from the general population showed ...

    Authors: Sung-Soo Oh, Sangbaek Koh, Heetae Kang and Jonggu Lee

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:11

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  5. Content type: Review

    Lung cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related death in the world. Smoking is definitely the most important risk factor for lung cancer. Radon (222Rn) is a natural gas produced from radium (226Ra) in the decay ...

    Authors: Seungsoo Sheen, Keu Sung Lee, Wou Young Chung, Saeil Nam and Dae Ryong Kang

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:9

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:70

  6. Content type: Review

    Exposure to radon gas is the second most common cause of lung cancer after smoking. A large number of studies have reported that exposure to indoor radon, even at low concentrations, is associated with lung ca...

    Authors: Si-Heon Kim, Won Ju Hwang, Jeong-Sook Cho and Dae Ryong Kang

    Citation: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:8

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