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A Simple Radon Test Can Help Prevent Lung Cancer -- EPA Urges Builders to Use Radon-resistant Techniques for New Construction

Date Published: 01/09/2007 [Source]

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Surgeon General's Office are stepping up the call to action to get homes tested for radon, a cancer-causing radioactive gas that claims nearly 20,000 lives each year. Breathing indoor air containing radon can damage lung tissue leading to cancer, making it the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking, and the leading cause among nonsmokers.