Radon in homes and risk of lung cancer: collaborative analysis of individual data from 13 European case-control studies

02 Nov 2004S Darby, professor of medical statistics , D Hill, statistician, A Auvinen, professor of epidemiology, J M Barros-Dios, professor of epidemiology, H Baysson, statistician4, F Bochicchio, senior researcher, H Deo, statistician, R Falk, principal scientist7, F Forastiere, professor of epidemiology, M Hakama, professor of epidemiology, I Heid, statistician10, L Kreienbrock, professor of statistics11, M Kreuzer, epidemiologist12, F Lagarde, statistician13, I Mäkeläinen, health physicist14, C Muirhead, statistician15, W Oberaigner, epidemiologist16, G Pershagen, professor of environmental medicine13, A Ruano-Ravina, professor of epidemiology3, E Ruosteenoja, scientist14, A Schaffrath Rosario, statistician10, M Tirmarche, epidemiologist4, L Tomáscaron;ek, statistician17, E Whitley, visiting lecturer in medical statistics18, H-E Wichmann, professor of epidemiology10, R Doll, emeritus professor of medicine

studies show appreciable hazards from residential radon, particularly for smokers and recent ex-smokers, and indicate that it is responsible for about 2% of all deaths from cancer in Europe.

Meta Analysis
1 effect
23 years
21356 subjects

Reported Outcomes


Radon exposure Contaminant risk & protective factor
Minor Risk Factor Radon exposure

Lung cancer Respiratory outcome
Minor increase risk of Lung cancer
Respiratory system

Moderate evidence