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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. Government agencies are teaming up with environmental and health organizations throughout North America to promote this very worthwhile cause. One in 15 homes across the U.S. has elevated radon levels. With as many as 21,000 deaths each year, radon exposure is second only to smoking in causing lung cancer deaths in the...

2010-12-21 14:23:18

Researchers from the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) have analysed levels of radon, a natural radioactive gas, in 58 secondary schools in Galicia. The results show that 34% of these schools exceed the limit of 400 Bequerels/m3 recommended by the European Union. Excessive inhalation of radon is associated with lung cancer. "Out of all the secondary schools where samples were taken, 34% had radon levels in excess of 400 Bequerels/m3 in some of their classrooms or offices", Juan...

2010-10-26 07:05:00

Number One Cancer Killer Not Top of Mind MADISON, Wisc., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Men and women worry about prostate and breast cancer, yet the number one cancer killer in the United States - lung cancer - isn't on their radar. According to a survey released today by the National Lung Cancer Partnership, Americans know little about lung cancer's causes, symptoms and the number of lives it takes compared to other cancers. The survey of 1,000 American men and women age 18 and...

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. Health agencies throughout the United States are urging Americans to test their homes for this deadly gas during National Radon Awareness Week. This year, the week of October 17th through 24th has been designated as the week to take action and test your home for radon gas according to Air Quality 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. The Certified Environmental Specialist goes on to explain that "Radon is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas formed from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water." In outdoor air, radon is diluted to very low concentrations and isn't...

2010-06-01 10:01:00

HAMBURG, June 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Acquisition Includes Over 35 Employees From Radon Labs - eLOFD GmbH to be Renamed Bigpoint Berlin GmbH; Expansion Planned - Drakensang 3 Presumably to be Launched in 2011 Bigpoint GmbH (http://bigpoint.com), the worldwide leader in browser-based video games, today announced the acquisition of Radon Labs (http://radonlabs.de), an award-winning game development studio that recently filed for bankruptcy due to financial concerns. With...

2010-05-06 16:39:00

WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance President and CEO Laurie Fenton-Ambrose said today that the President's Cancer Panel's report on environmental links to cancer is a strong call to action for more comprehensive research and preventative measures on lung cancer. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081016/LCALOGO) The report states that the "true burden of environmentally induced cancer has been grossly underestimated," and lists over 40 cancer...

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2010-05-06 12:02:58

Presidential cancer advisers said on Thursday that Americans are being "bombarded" with chemicals, gases and radiation that can cause cancer, and the federal government must do far more to protect them, according to a recent Reuters report. The panel said that although as many as two-thirds of cancer cases are because of lifestyle choices like smoking, many avoidable cancers were also caused by pollution, radon from the soil and medical imaging scans. "The panel was particularly concerned...

2010-05-06 07:00:00

Panel Urges Action to Determine the Full Extent of Environmental Influences on Cancer WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even with the growing body of evidence linking environmental exposures to cancer in recent years, a report released today by the President's Cancer Panel finds that the true burden of environmentally-induced cancer is greatly underestimated. The Panel's report, "Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk: What We Can Do Now," concludes that while environmental...

2010-04-12 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association today released its report, Too Many Cases, Too Many Deaths: Lung Cancer in African Americans, a compilation of research examining lung cancer among African Americans and the need to eliminate this and other health disparities. The report, which includes a preface by William J. Hicks, M.D., provides important information on the possible biological, environmental, political and cultural factors that make African...


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