Genetics

Is radon linked to health conditions other than lung cancer?

Radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas produced when metals like uranium or radium break down in rocks and soil, is a known cause of lung cancer. Now, new research has found exposure to high levels of this indoor air ...

Oncology & Cancer

Consumer health: Reducing your risk of lung cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., accounting for about 1 in 5 of all cancer deaths, according to the American Cancer Society. Lung cancer claims more lives each year than colon, breast and prostate ...

Health

Radon: The odorless, invisible threat

Radon is an odorless, invisible radioactive gas. It's naturally released from rocks, soil and water—and it can get trapped inside your home, office or school. There's no known safe level of radon.

Health

Face masks found to reduce radiation exposure

The radioactive noble gas radon has anti-inflammatory therapeutic effects but also contains risks. Radon and especially its short-lived progeny are considered to be responsible for about half of the annual radiation exposure ...

Health

Is radon lurking in your home? Here's why you need to find out

Asbestos, mold and radon: three hazardous substances you never want to find in your home. While all three can be removed and remediated by trained professionals, radon is different, because you can't see, smell or taste it. ...

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