Radon in the Home Can Cause Lung Cancer

"Radon is an invisible, odorless, tasteless gas that can be in your home and you not even know it," said Bill Wehrum, acting assistant administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency's Office Air and Radiation. "There are about 20,000 deaths per year attributable to lung cancer caused by radon exposure."

But while most Americans know tobacco smoke is the primary trigger for lung cancer, very few are aware of the risks posed by radon -- or that dangerous levels of the gas can be found in many homes.

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