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dc.contributor.authorRuano-Ravina, Alberto
dc.contributor.authorAragones, Nuria 
dc.contributor.authorKelsey, Karl T
dc.contributor.authorPérez-Ríos, Mónica
dc.contributor.authorPiñeiro-Lamas, María
dc.contributor.authorLopez-Abente, Gonzalo 
dc.contributor.authorBarros-Dios, Juan M
dc.identifier.citationSci Rep. 2017; 7: 3595.es_ES
dc.description.abstractWe aimed to know if radon concentration is associated with municipal mortality due to brain cancer in Galicia, Spain. We designed an ecological study taking as study unit Galician municipalities. To be included, municipalities had to have at least three radon measurements. We correlated radon concentrations with municipal mortality due to these malignant tumors during the period 1999-2008. We calculated the relative risk of dying of brain cancers for each municipality and correlated this value with municipal radon concentration using Spearman's Rho. 251 municipalities were included, with close to 3,500 radon measurements and an average of 14 radon measurements at each municipality. We observed a significant correlation between residential radon with brain cancer mortality for males and females and the intensity of the correlation was higher for females. These results were reinforced when the analysis was restricted to municipalities with more than 5 radon measurements: Spearman's Rho 0.286 (p-value < 0.001) and Spearman's Rho 0.509 (p-value < 0.001) for males and females, respectively. These results suggest an association between residential radon and brain cancer mortality. More research using more robust epidemiological designs is needed to confirm these findings.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipPart of this work has been performed during a Fulbright grant for Senior Researchers awarded to Alberto Ruano-Ravina at Brown University (Providence, Rhode Island, USA) (REF PRX14/00365). This grant is awarded by the US Department of State in collaboration with the Spanish Ministry of Education.es_ES
dc.titleResidential radon exposure and brain cancer: an ecological study in a radon prone area (Galicia, Spain)es_ES
dc.typejournal articlees_ES
dc.rights.licenseAtribución-4.0 Internacional*
dc.identifier.journalScientific reportses_ES
dc.repisalud.centroISCIII::Centro Nacional de Epidemiologíaes_ES
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