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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.
In light of the fact that naturally occurring radioactive gas is responsible for up to 14 percent of lung cancer cases, The World Health Organization has made significant cuts in the safety limits of radon to one-tenth of its current level.
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In simultaneous releases published around across the globe today, the World Health Organization (WHO) called for stronger action against indoor radon, the leading cause of lung cancer among U.S. and Canadian non-smokers.
A committee of scientists led by Johns Hopkins investigators has published a new guide to the biology, diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer in never-smokers, fortifying measures for what physicians have long known is a very different disease than in smokers.
CLEVELAND, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Two new studies published in the scientifically peer-reviewed Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology show that granite used in countertops poses no radon or radiation threat to consumers.
Shortly after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit central Italy Monday morning, Giampaolo Giuliani reported that he had previously forecasted the quake but was ignored by officials and blamed for stirring up public anxiety.
Deaths from lung cancer could be reduced by better policies to control indoor radon, researchers in Britain said. A study, published in the British Medical Journal, said government protection policies focus mainly on the small number of homes with high radon levels and neglect the 95 percent of deaths linked to lower levels of radon. Alastair Gray, Sarah Darby and colleagues at the University of Oxford assessed the contribution of indoor radon to lung cancer deaths in Britain and examined the...
Gov. Rendell Proclaims January 'Radon Action Month' HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan.
By Jonathan Brown HE WAS the man who launched the world into the nuclear age, winning a Nobel prize and laying the foundations for modern nuclear physics.
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