Residential Radon Exposure and Incidence of Childhood Lymphoma in Texas, 1995–2011
AbstractThere is warranted interest in assessing the association between residential radon exposure and the risk of childhood cancer. We sought to evaluate the association between residential radon exposure and the incidence of childhood lymphoma in Texas. The Texas Cancer Registry (n = 2147) provided case information for the period 1995–2011. Denominator data were obtained from the United States Census. Regional arithmetic mean radon concentrations were obtained from the Texas Indoor Radon Survey and linked to residence at diagnosis. Exposure was assessed categorically: ≤25th percentile (reference), >25th to ≤50th percentile, >50th to ≤75th percentile, and >75th percentile. Negative binomial regression generated adjusted incidence rate ratios (aIRR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI). We evaluated lymphoma overall and by subtype: Hodgkin (HL; n = 1248), Non-Hodgkin excluding Burkitt (non-BL NHL; n = 658), Burkitt (BL; n = 241), and Diffuse Large B-cell (DLBCL; n = 315). There was no evidence that residential radon exposure was positively associated with lymphoma overall, HL, or BL. Areas with radon concentrations >75th percentile had a marginal increase in DLBCL incidence (aIRR = 1.73, 95% CI: 1.03–2.91). In one of the largest studies of residential radon exposure and the incidence of childhood lymphoma, we found little evidence to suggest a positive or negative association; an observation consistent with previous studies. View Full-Text
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Peckham, E.C.; Scheurer, M.E.; Danysh, H.E.; Lubega, J.; Langlois, P.H.; Lupo, P.J. Residential Radon Exposure and Incidence of Childhood Lymphoma in Texas, 1995–2011. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12, 12110-12126.
Peckham EC, Scheurer ME, Danysh HE, Lubega J, Langlois PH, Lupo PJ. Residential Radon Exposure and Incidence of Childhood Lymphoma in Texas, 1995–2011. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2015; 12(10):12110-12126.Chicago/Turabian Style
Peckham, Erin C.; Scheurer, Michael E.; Danysh, Heather E.; Lubega, Joseph; Langlois, Peter H.; Lupo, Philip J. 2015. "Residential Radon Exposure and Incidence of Childhood Lymphoma in Texas, 1995–2011." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 12, no. 10: 12110-12126.