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Radon gas can be a serious health threat

Date Published: 01/21/2007 [Source]

ome testing is recommended by the N.C. Radon Program, the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Gov. Mike Easely also is urging citizens to test their homes during January.

In fact, the U.S. surgeon general has warned that radon exposure is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. The risk for developing lung cancer is especially high for a person who smokes and whose home has high radon levels.