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Table 8 Estimated excess lifetime risk of radon-induced lung cancer death (REID) in males and females up to age 75 years from age 30, based on a lifetime exposure constant at various radon concentrations using various risk models, assuming a multiplicative model for radon and smoking [16]

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

Lifetime risk of lung cancer death from radon exposure at home (%)
Radon concentration (Bq/m3) Exposure WLM/year BEIR VI cohort miner model European cohort miner model
   Continuing smoker Ex-smoker from age 50 Never-smoker Continuing smoker Ex-smoker from age 50 Never-smoker
Males
 20 0.09 0.70 0.32 0.04 0.46 0.22 0.03
 50 0.22 1.70 0.79 0.11 1.12 0.53 0.08
 80 0.35 2.68 1.25 0.17 1.77 0.84 0.12
 100 0.44 3.36 1.57 0.21 2.22 1.06 0.15
 200 0.88 6.55 3.11 0.42 4.37 2.11 0.30
 400 1.76 12.5 6.10 0.85 8.45 4.15 0.60
 600 2.64 17.9 8.97 1.27 12.30 6.14 0.90
Females
 20 0.09 0.56 0.28 0.05 0.36 0.19 0.04
 50 0.22 1.36 0.69 0.13 0.89 0.46 0.09
 80 0.35 2.16 1.09 0.21 1.40 0.73 0.14
 100 0.44 2.70 1.37 0.27 1.76 0.91 0.18
 200 0.88 5.31 2.71 0.53 3.48 1.82 0.36
 400 1.76 10.30 5.34 1.06 6.81 3.59 0.73
 600 2.64 14.93 7.88 1.58 10.00 5.33 1.08
  1. WLM working level month