radon

When radon gas is inhaled into the lungs, radon decay products become lodged or trapped in the lungs lining, where alpha particles radiate and penetrate the cells of the mucous membranes, bronchi, and other pulmonary tissues. It is believed that it is the ionizing radiation from these alpha particles that affect the bronchial epithelial cells and initiates the process of the carcinogenesis. Radon related lung cancers are mainly seen in the upper airways, however radon increases the incidences of all histological types of lung cancer, including small cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.

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Radon is an invisible, odorless and tasteless gas that is a naturally occurring byproduct of uranium. Radon is classified as a Type A carcinogen, the most potent category of cancer-causing agents according to the Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CERTI). There is known safe level of radon exposure, stresses the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and risk increases with prolonged exposure, reports University of Minnesota Environmental Health Sciences (ENHS). Radon levels become elevated in indoor environments, and inhalation of radon has been proven to cause lung cancer. According to ENHS, radon exposure is also associated with other respiratory conditions such…

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Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from the natural breakdown of uranium found in rocks and soil. When radon levels become elevated in your home, apartment or office it becomes a serious health risk. Did you know that radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer among smokers? Testing your home, apartment or office is the only way to know if there is a radon problem. Radon can easily be fixed by one of our certified radon professionals by installing what is called a radon mitigation system…

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Radon and Lung Cancer will be highlighted on the Dr. Oz show on February 10th! Radon is naturally occurring gas that has radioactive properties. Radon is the second most common cause of lung cancer after smoking. Experts recommend you test your home for radon at least once every two years and have a radon remediation or radon mitigation system installed if elevated radon levels are found in your home.

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Learn About Radon Levels in Your County: County Radon Levels Take a few minutes to browse our Get To Know Radon Online Presentation. When your finished, be sure to tell a loved one about our testing programs offered in Bucks, Chester & Montgomery Counties. Also throughout the Southeastern PA and the Tri-State Area. You may also be interested in learning about local communities: Radon Coatesville, PA 19320 Radon Hatboro, PA 19040 Radon Bedminster, PA 18910

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Don Coleman, KJCT8 Invisible Gas is Second Leading Cause of Lung Cancer Watch this KJCT8 news segment. GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- We have a warning for you about a lung cancer-causing gas that could be lurking inside your home. It's called Radon. The byproduct of decomposing Uranium deep below the earth's surface seeps up through the ground and can become trapped inside your home, especially during the winter. It's the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States right behind smoking. Experts say you should use a test kit to figure out your home's levels. And if they're high,…

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NJ Today TRENTON — How old are the oldest rocks in New Jersey and where are they located? Perhaps these questions haven’t exactly kept you up at night, but geologists have been wondering about them for a long time. They know that the rocks in the mountains of North Jersey’s Highlands, remnants of ancient Appalachian Mountains that at one time rivaled the Rockies in might, are the oldest in New Jersey. They also accept that these rocks are about a billion years old. But they never knew precisely how old — until now. The New Jersey Geological Survey, within the…

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Yesterday, EPA convened leaders from federal agencies for an historic event to generate momentum and create new opportunities for radon risk reduction. This diverse group of leaders, including Department of Defense, DOD; Veterans Administration, VA; Department of Energy, DOE; U.S. General Services Administration, GSA; Department of Housing and Urban Development, HUD; Department of Health and Human Services, HHS; U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA; and U.S. Department of Interior, DOI, discussed ways the federal government can do more to reduce radon risk in the housing and buildings it owns or influences. Participants at the summit will reconvene…

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Mike Marshall, The Huntsville Times 9075748-small.jpg MADISON, Al. - 291 Dublin Circle in Madison looks like a place where there's little chance of danger. It's tucked in the curve on the north side of the street, a four-acre lot huddled among the maples. Tom and Faye Dickerson have lived here for almost 40 years. They've been here for most of their marriage, raising three children when Jack Clift's farm nudged up to their backyard. With the children gone, it's unnerving to the Dickersons that they raised a family in a house with such high levels of radon. "It's the second…

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Citizens for Clean Air in Pueblo for Education, Research, Action (CCAP-ERA), is a non-profit community organization whose mission is to protect the health and quality of life of residents of Southern Colorado. It works through paid staff, volunteers, community partnerships, and grant-funded projects to sponsor public education programs, data-gathering, and activities designed to reduce human exposure to toxic substances, primarily those present in air. It also strives to promote environmental justice among the diverse citizenry of Pueblo and Southern Colorado. read more

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