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2011-08-01 12:04:32

Even in trace quantities, the radioactive gas radon is very dangerous; it is second only to cigarette smoking as a cause of lung cancer deaths in the United States. The expense and precautions necessary to study it safely have limited research into its properties.  Now, University of Pennsylvania chemists have for the first time measured how well radon binds to a molecule, paving the way for future research on it and other noble gasses.    The research was led by...

2011-07-06 16:14:02

If Canada's smoking rates were cut by half to an average national rate of 11% within five years, it would result in 35,900 fewer cases of lung cancer by 2030 and save $656 million in treatment costs, according to analysis using a new web-enabled platform developed for the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and presented at the 14th World Conference on Lung Cancer in Amsterdam, hosted by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). "The Cancer Risk Management simulation...

2011-05-18 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- All across America, there are homes that can actually harm those who live in them. From lead-based paint that can poison children, to cancer-causing radon, to cockroach and bedbug infestations. Next month, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is hosting a National Healthy Homes Conference in Denver that will explore the latest research and interventions from dozens of public health, housing, and environmental experts from more...

2011-03-07 15:20:18

PTB develops first primary standard worldwide for calibration of thoron measuring instruments "Many people are now saying: 'Is it really that easy? Then why didn't anyone think of it a long time ago?' But you have to have the right idea at the right time," says Annette Röttger, physicist at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), in a pleased way. Annette Röttger and her scientific team managed to do something that was previously thought to be impossible: they developed a...

2011-03-07 07:10:00

DENVER, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With X-ray scanners in airports, doctors' offices and dental clinics, there seems to be no escaping its harmful effects. But help is now available to address risks of ionizing radiation emitted by any source -- airport bodyscans and flights, medical and dental X-rays, and even radon, the world's second-leading cause of lung cancer. Led by renowned radiation biologist, Dr. Kedar N. Prasad, scientists at Nashville's Premier Micronutrient Corporation...

2011-02-23 00:00:42

Each February, Americans recognize National Care About Your Indoor Air Month and begin practicing strategies to improve their indoor air quality--and health. In an effort to promote awareness about the need for healthier indoor air quality, Sylvane, an online retailer of high-quality air treatment solutions since 2000, offers these three guidelines to help consumers create and maintain better indoor air quality at home. Roswell, GA (PRWEB) February 21, 2011 Since 2008, Americans have...

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. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the President's Cancer Panel and the World Health Organization as the second leading cause of lung cancer. Lung Cancer Alliance President & CEO, Laurie Fenton-Ambrose...

2011-01-06 00:01:46

In 2011, many Americans will resolve to lead healthier lifestyles by embarking on a variety of healthy living strategies. In addition to exercise, eating right, and getting enough sleep, consumers should note that a healthy home environment often lays the groundwork for a healthier lifestyle. To help consumers achieve their lifestyle goals in 2011, Sylvane, an online retailer of high-quality air treatment solutions since 2000, offers these seven tips for creating a healthier home using air...

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. Because of the state's geography, virtually all homes in North Dakota have a higher than average risk of trapping the invisible, odorless gas inside, where long-term exposure can cause lung cancer. In fact, exposure to radon is the second largest...


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