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A new study published this week suggests that a link may exist between radon exposure and non-melanoma skin cancer.
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.
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.
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.
"Many people are now saying: 'Is it really that easy?
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.
Each February, Americans recognize National Care About Your Indoor Air Month and begin practicing strategies to improve their indoor air quality--and health.
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.
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