Latest Radium and radon in the environment Stories

2011-11-14 22:43:30

A new study published this week suggests that a link may exist between radon exposure and non-melanoma skin cancer.

2011-01-06 14:17:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) issued notice today that January 2011 is National Radon Action Month and advised especially those living in areas of high concentration to have their homes tested. Radon has been identified by the U.S.

2011-01-04 11:16:00

BISMARCK, N.D., Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- January is Radon Action Month, and the American Lung Association in North Dakota is advising homeowners to test their homes for the naturally occurring radioactive gas linked to lung cancer.

2010-12-31 05:30:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 31, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- "National Radon Action Month has been declared for January, 2011," according to Jeffery Finken of Accredited Radon Mitigation.

2010-10-15 09:30:00

DENVER, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The week of Oct. 17 - 24 is National Radon Awareness Week. Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer reports the Centers for Disease Control.

2010-10-04 15:07:00

LANSING, Mich., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- "The week of October 17 - October 24, 2010 is National Radon Awareness week," according to Jamey Gelina, President Air Quality Control Agency, North America's largest radon mitigation company.

2010-01-12 23:01:00

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Environmental Protection Agency has designated January as National Radon Action Month. According to recent reports from the World Health Organization, radon gas is responsible for approximately 20,000 deaths in the U.S.

2009-11-30 13:42:53

Radon is a colorless and odorless radioactive gas that is produced by the radioactive decay of radium.

2009-09-28 23:01:00

DENVER, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Health Organization announced that they have established a new limit for indoor radon gas. The new maximum radon level is 2.7. This is a 32% reduction from the previously accepted "action level" of 4.0.

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