Do Spatial Patterns of Indoor Radon Correspond to Spatial Patterns of Lung Cancer in British Columbia?

Project number: 
13-015
Approval date: 
Monday, July 15, 2013
Principal Investigator: 
Harvey,Tracey
Institution: 
Selkirk College
Funding Agency: 
not grant funded
Datasets requested: 
Consolidation file (BC Ministry of Health)
bc cancer
Deaths (BC Vital Statistics Agency)
Research objective: 

This project aims to quantifiably look at both indoor radon and lung cancer trends in British Columbia, attempting to identify whether spatial patterns of Indoor radon correspond to spatial patterns of lung cancer in British Columbia.

To uncover answers to this question, the project will specifically look at:

1. Whether significant clusters or spatial patterns of indoor radon are present within the province.
2. Whether significant clusters or spatial patterns of lung cancer are present within the province and whether they are trending up or down over time.
3. Any similarities between radon detected clusters and lung cancer detected clusters. (A confirmatory analysis)
4. Any common site characteristics of areas with clustering of both radon and lung cancer.
5. Other areas of high risk for indoor radon, and depending on results of 3., also of lung cancer.

Publications: 

Academic thesis or dissertation

  • Harvey T. Do Spatial Patterns of Indoor Radon Correspond to Spatial Patterns of Lung Cancer in British Columbia? Masters Thesis
  • Do Spatial Patterns of Indoor Radon Correspond to Spatial Patterns of Lung Cancer in British Columbia? MSc Thesis. University of Southampton, 2014

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