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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.
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.
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.
Radon is a colorless and odorless radioactive gas that is produced by the radioactive decay of radium.
COLUMBIA, Md., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- According to new research from the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH), the majority of U.S. families (67%) live in a home with at least one major health risk.
Exposure to radon gas in homes is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking, according to a study carried out by researchers from the University of Cantabria and the Babes-Bolyai University in Romania.
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.
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