Radon awareness through animal wellness

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Bukowski, J., & Wartenberg, D. (1997). An Alternative Approach for Investigating the Carcinogenicity of Indoor Air Pollution: Pets as Sentinels of Environmental Cancer Risk. Environmental Health Perspectives, 105(12), 1312-1319. doi:10.2307/3433750

Bukowski, J., Wartenberg, D., & Goldschmidt, M. (1998). Environmental causes for sinonasal cancers in pet dogs, and their usefulness as sentinels of indoor cancer risk. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health Part A54(7), 579-5s91.

Collier, C. G., Strong, J. C., Humphreys, J. A., Timpson, N., Baker, S. T., Eldred, T., & Haylock,R. (2005). Carcinogenicity of radon/radon decay product inhalation in rats – effect of  dose, dose rate and unattached fraction. International Journal of Radiation Biology81(9), 631–647. https://doi-org.proxy.lib.sfu.ca/10.1080/09553000500368404

Cross, F. T., Palmer, R. F., Filipy, R. E., Busch, R. H., & Stuart, B. O. (1978). Study of the combined effects of smoking and inhalation of uranium ore dust, radon daughters and diesel oil exhaust fumes in hamsters and dogs. Final report (No. PNL-2744). Battelle Pacific Northwest Labs., Richland, WA (USA).

Dunlop, M. (1993, June 26). Collars on dogs monitor radon in family homes. The Toronto Star. Retrieved from http://ezproxy.library.ubc.ca

Gibbs J. R. (1993). Dogs detect dangerous gases. Canadian family physician Medecin de famille canadien39, 1328–1330.

Mays, C., Van Dilla, M., Floyd, R., & Arnold, J. (1958). Radon Retention in Radium-Injected  Beagles. Radiation Research, 8(6), 480-489. doi:10.2307/3570440

Monchaux, G., Morlier, J., Morin, M., Chameaud, J., Lafuma, J., & Masse, R. (1994). Carcinogenic and Cocarcinogenic Effects of Radon and Radon Daughters in Rats. Environmental Health Perspectives, 102(1), 64-73. Retrieved from: http://www.jstor.org.proxy.lib.sfu.ca/stable/4640403

National Research Council (US) Committee on the Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiations.  (1988). Appendix III, The Effects of Radon Progeny on Laboratory Animals. In Health Risks of Radon and Other Internally Deposited Alpha-Emitters: Beir IV. Retrieved from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK218115/

Seed, T. M., Niiro, G. K., & Kretz, N. D. (1990). Radon exposure mediated changes in lung macrophage morphology and function, in vitro (No. CONF-901010-4). Argonne National Lab., IL (USA).

Stuart, B. O., Willard, D. H., & Howard, E. B. (1970). Uranium Mine Air Contaminants in Dogsand Hamsters (No. BNWL-SA-3027). Battelle-Northwest, Richland, Wash. Pacific Northwest Lab.

United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation. (2000). Sources and Effects of Ionizing Radiation - UNSCEAR Report Volume II: Effects. Retrieved from: https://www.unscear.org/unscear/publications.html