lung 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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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and while many people and health organizations rightly focus on smoking-related lung cancer, we also want to help spread awareness of radon. Many people in the United States are unaware of radon. But radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, and many people, particularly in the Northeast and Midwest regions are susceptible. Keystone ETS encourages you to test your home for radon, and here is why testing is so important. (more…)

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Radon Exposure is the Second Leading Cause of Lung Cancer in the United States Thanks to intensive public awareness campaigns, most Americans know that tobacco smoking is the single biggest cause of lung cancer in the country. Yet, what is less commonly known is how noxious the second-leading cause of lung cancer, radon gas exposure, is. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Surgeon General, radon causes more incidences of lung cancer among non-smokers than second-hand tobacco smoke; radon exposure causes an estimated 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year, of which nearly 3,000 are people who have never smoked.…

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