cancer

Many homeowners wonder, “How does radon gas cause cancer?” upon learning about the presence of the radioactive gas for the first time. That question is understandable since many Pennsylvania homeowners are surprised by the presence of radon in their homes. By damaging the lungs through radiation over long periods, radon induces lung cancer in thousands of people every year. (more…)

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Radon is a gas emitted from soil or rocks that can enter into buildings through cracks in the floors or walls or in joints around pipes, wires or pumps. Every house is different, so each home has to be tested individually. Over the last few years research has linked radon gas exposure to blood cancer, specifically, in women. We have known for many years that radon exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer and that other health risks exist, so continued testing and monitoring has taken place. Links between exposure to radon and blood cancer in women have…

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