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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. Review

    Indoor radon exposure and lung cancer: a review of ecological studies

    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...

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

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:15

    Published on: 25 March 2016

  2. Review

    Residential radon and environmental burden of disease among Non-smokers

    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...

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

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:12

    Published on: 15 March 2016

  3. Review

    Radon exposure and lung cancer: risk in nonsmokers among cohort studies

    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 ...

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

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:11

    Published on: 9 March 2016

  4. Review

    An updated review of case–control studies of lung cancer and indoor radon-Is indoor radon the risk factor for lung cancer?

    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 ...

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

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:9

    Published on: 3 March 2016

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

  5. Review

    Attributable risk of lung cancer deaths due to indoor radon exposure

    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...

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

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:8

    Published on: 26 February 2016

  6. Review

    A review on mathematical models for estimating indoor radon concentrations

    Radiation from natural sources is one of causes of the environmental diseases. Radon is the leading environmental cause of lung cancer next to smoking. To investigate the relationship between indoor radon conc...

    Ji Hyun Park, Dae Ryong Kang and Jinheum Kim

    Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2016 28:7

    Published on: 25 February 2016

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