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Radon May Cause Up To 20,000 Deaths from Lung Cancer per Year in the U.S.

Date Published: 01/26/2007 [Source]

The US Surgeon General, US Environmental Protection Agency, and the Radon Program at the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) recommend that all homes be tested for radon. Radon is a cancer-causing natural radioactive gas that you can't see, smell or taste and is the most serious environmental cancer-causing agent to which the general public is exposed.

In Rhode Island, over 23% of homes tested have radon above the US Environmental Protection Agency's action level.