Reprinted from: US National Library of Medicine It is estimated that 222 520 new cases of lung cancer were diagnosed and approximately 157 300 people died from this disease in the United States in 2010.1 Exposure to radon—an odorless radioactive gas that can be trapped in homes and other structures—is considered the second leading cause of...
National Radon Action Month — News Release from EPA Headquarters – Air and Radiation (OAR) – https://www.epa.gov/radon WASHINGTON — Radon, a naturally-occurring radioactive gas that causes cancer, can build up to unsafe levels in any home at any time of year. With many Americans spending more time inside their homes during...
By Jim Stallard – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Summary Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. People should be aware of their risk from radon exposure. Testing a home for radon is simple and inexpensive. Most people have heard about radon being a health hazard. But it can be difficult to […]
The 2nd Leading Cause of Lung Cancer is Radon Gas With November being Lung Cancer Awareness Month, most people aren’t aware that radon gas is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer. Matter of fact, most people don’t even know what radon gas is and how it can be a silent killer. It is the cause […]
Radon gas is one of those silent killers that most people don’t know about. It is formed from a breakdown of Uranium in the ground which is under your homes, schools and businesses. Any structure can potentially have trapped radon gas within its walls. It gets into homes and structures through cracks in the flooring […]
Rachael Malmberg, a former member of the US Women’s ice hockey Olympic team, as a child grew up in a home that had high levels of radon gas exposure. Because of this exposure, she developed stage 4 lung cancer. This was something she never expected. When she was diagnosed with lung cancer, she started doing […]
If you are planning on buying a home, don’t risk the safety of you and your family, and have it tested for radon, a cancer-causing gas. This is the best time, as you are negotiating the purchase. One in seven homes in the United States test positive for radon gas. If you are building a […]
Nationwide, the goal of owning your own home is still strong and desirable. Whether you are a current homeowner, or a soon-to-be homeowner, most people who purchase a home or are currently living in a home, are quite ignorant of the cancerous gas that can be slowly killing them and their family. This cancer-causing gas […]
There is nothing more frightening than having a thief silently break into your home and rob you of everything you have. However, there is one thing that is more frightening than that…contracting lung cancer in your own home due to a silent killer called Radon Gas. Radon gas takes the lives of up to 22,000 […]