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Odorless, Colorless Gas Second-Leading Cause of Lung Cancer Deaths

Date Published: 10/03/2007 [Source]

Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Kathleen A. McGinty today urged Pennsylvania students, ages nine to 14, to enter a national poster contest designed to help raise awareness of radon.

"Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the United States, killing an estimated 22,000 people each year," McGinty said. "Many areas of Pennsylvania have high levels of radon and we need to do everything we can to encourage people to test their homes for this odorless, colorless gas. There is no way to know the radon level in your home without testing."