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5 Causes of Lung Cancer (in non smokers)

While cigarette smoking is an undisputed cause of lung cancer, not all cases of lung cancer occur in smokers or former smokers. Each year, over 170,000 Americans develop lung cancer, and approximately ten per cent of lung cancers, or 17,000 cases, occur in non-smokers. Although not every non-smoker suffering from lung cancer will have an… Read More

What is Radon Poisoning?

Radon poisoning is a direct result of having too much exposure to radon. Though radon naturally occurs from the breakdown of uranium in the soil, it is highly radioactive. There is no such thing as a “safe” amount of radon exposure. The EPA has set an action level, which is 4.0pCi/L, but even at lower… Read More

Radon is a Public Health Risk

January is National Radon Action Month. Radon should be considered a great public health risk. In a time where everything is considered dangerous, the EPA has a wealth of scientific data proving the relationship between radon exposure & the development of lung cancer.  The scientific experts agree that the occupational miner data is a good… Read More

Radon Mitigation Contract: Checklist

Before hiring any contractor, it’s a good idea to get a contract, but this is especially true when it comes to Radon Mitigation. A Radon Mitigation Contract will helps all parties to be in the know about the project. Ask the contractor to prepare a radon mitigation contract before any work starts. Read the contract… Read More

Radon is Radioactive

People often do not understand how Radon causes lung cancer. Today, we will explain how & why Radon causes cancer. Radon is a radioactive element. All radioactive elements break down (radioactive decay) over time through a process measured in half-lives. As these elements break down, they actually create entirely new elements, each with its own… Read More

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