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Table 3 Preventable lung cancer deaths if all homes above mitigation level of radon concentration were remediated

From: Attributable risk of lung cancer deaths due to indoor radon exposure

Country (reference) Estimation model Background levels (Bq/m3) Mitigation level of indoor radon concentration
Radon-attributable lung cancer deaths (n, %) that can be prevented
United States    37 Bq/m3 74 Bq/m3 148 Bq/m3   
([2], 1999) BEIR-VI, EAC 0 11.0 % 7.8 % 4.2 %   
   < Mitigation level 9.2 % 6.5 % 3.7 %   
   Mitigation level 6.8 % 4.0 % 1.7 %   
  BEIR-VI, EAD 0 7.7 % 5.5 % 3.1 %   
   < Mitigation level 6.5 % 4.7 % 2.7 %   
   Mitigation level 4.9 % 2.8 % 1.2 %   
Germany    100 Bq/m3 150 Bq/m3 200 Bq/m3 250 Bq/m3 400 Bq/m3
([14], 2008) European pooling study 9 (outdoor level) 302, 15.9 % 197, 10.4 % 143, 7.5 % 115, 6.1 % 68, 3.6 %
Canada    100 Bq/m3 200 Bq/m3 400 Bq/m3 600 Bq/m3 800 Bq/m3
([1], 2012) EPA model outdoor level 1704, 52.3 % 927, 28.4 % 345, 10.6 % 165, 5.1 % 90, 2.8 %
Ontario, Canada    50 Bq/m3 100 Bq/m3 150 Bq/m3 200 Bq/m3  
([17], 2013) BEIR-VI, EAC 10–30 389, 46 % 233, 28 % 149, 18 % 91, 11 %  
  1. EAC exposure-age-concentration model, EAD exposure-age-duration model, EPA Environmental Protection Agency