stem cells, 27, 65, 71, 72, 107-108, 120, 121, 135, 136, 140, 241, 245, 246, 248

target cells, 14-15, 73-74, 83, 84, 103, 118

see also Epithelial cells;

Genetics

Children, 100, 239-240

tapwater intake, 61

water contaminants, other than radon, 59-60

Chlorination, 165, 166, 175, 255-256

trihalomethanes, 165, 166, 179, 229, 254

Chromatin, 114, 224

Chromosomes, 105, 114-115, 121

DNA repair, 110-111

risk assessment, 13

Cigarettes, see Smoking

A Citizen's Guide to Radon, 28-29, 41

Clean Air Act, 163

Colon cancer, 17, 118-119

Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors, 172-173, 190

Constant-relative risk model, 94, 95

Construction materials and practices, 33, 143, 151-160, 198-199

building codes, 33, 152-153, 157, 159-160

cracks, 146, 152, 154, 160, 192

radon-resistant buildings, 152-152, 187-188, 198

Cost and cost-benefit factors, 22, 129

mitigation, 9-10, 20-21, 22, 160, 167, 174-175, 183, 184, 187, 188, 192-193, 194, 197

multimedia mitigation, 20-21, 22, 183, 184, 187, 188, 192-193, 194, 197

incentives, 21, 192-193

Council of American Building Officials, 153

Countercurrent flow, 65, 224, 249, 250

Cracks, buildings, 146, 152, 154, 160, 192

Crypts, 107, 224, 241, 245, 248

Cytokines, 108, 117, 224

D

Databases, 32-33, 36-37, 53, 54

Decay, radioactive, general, 1, 8, 10, 14, 15, 16, 23-27, 29, 46, 235

ingestion dosimetry, 14, 59, 60, 62-63, 65, 73-76, 78

inhalation dosimetry, 15, 82-84, 85-86, 89-90, 103

Demographic factors

special populations, 81

see also Age factors;

Gender factors;

Poverty

Department of Agriculture, 60

Department of Energy, 54-55

Diet, see Nutrition

Diffusional factors

entry into buildings, general, 142-143, 144

lung-blood, 84

soil gas, general, 25, 141, 142-143, 145

stomach wall, 14, 27, 59, 64, 65-66, 71-73, 75, 76, 135-136, 137, 139, 140, 198, 237, 241-248

Diffusion bubble aeration, 161, 249-250

Disinfection and disinfection by-products, 11, 20, 165-166, 171-178, 179, 182, 195, 224, 254-256

trihalomethanes (THMs), 165, 166, 179, 229, 254

ultraviolet disinfection, 182

DNA, 13, 28, 106, 108, 109, 114-115, 116, 118, 120, 121, 122, 131

chromosomes, 13, 105, 110-111, 114-115, 121

episomes, 115, 224

microsatellite repeats, 113, 226

nonhomologous recombination, 110, 112, 113, 116, 227

repair, 28, 93, 106, 107, 110-114, 115-116, 118, 199

telomerase, 113, 229

transcription, 113, 114, 115, 116, 120, 229

transduction, 108, 111, 112, 113, 116, 117-118, 119

translation, 114, 229

Dose and dosimetry, 10, 13, 27-28, 59-104, 151

absorbed dose, 1, 9, 14, 27-28, 59, 62, 63, 64, 66, 68, 73, 74-81 (passim), 103, 107, 136, 137, 223, 245, 248, 258, 259

age factors, 78-79

airborne radiation, general, 27-28, 15, 82-104, 105, 107

bone, 63, 78, 79, 80, 85, 239, 251

breasts, 75, 76, 78, 79, 80, 100, 113, 118, 119

bronchi, 15, 82, 83, 91-92, 107-108

cellular processes, 105, 107-108, 109-110, 115-116, 120-123



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