Southern Illinois Radon Awareness Task Force
Risk of Radon Induced Lung Cancer is Manageable
Mt Vernon, IL - January 13, 2009 - The United States Environmental
Protection Agency - USEPA- has proclaimed January as National Radon Action
Month. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. It is
an odorless, colorless, tasteless, radioactive gas. The World Health
Organization has stated that world-wide, radon accounts for 43 % of an
individual's average annual radiation exposure.